- Our Story -

- Our Story -

Blair Salisbury

Blair Salisbury

Owner of El Cholo Café Pasadena has over 40 years experience as a Restraunter, having moved up the ranks from Culinary Operations to Director of Operations for over five restaurants. He was key in the success of new restaurant openings and In October 2000, Blair opens El Cholo Café Pasadena to much fanfare in the City of Roses. Finally in 2010 Blair and Operating Partner Diego Fernandez relocated El Cholo Café to Paseo Colorado. 2014 brought the launch of Rose City Catering that showcases innovative, fresh, fusion cuisine.

Diego Fernandez 

Diego Fernandez 

Operating Partner started working with the company in 1981 at the tender age of 18. A native of Michoacán Mexico, Diego immigrated to California in 1970. Diego worked his way up to Assistant Manager of El Cholo La Habra and successfully implemented service standards used to this day at all El Cholo’s. Diego’s success landed him the GM position at another of the Salisbury’s restaurant in 1992, Margarita Ryans. Diego’s success and loyalty earned him an Operating Partnership in all aspects of the business.

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