2015 Featured Chef: Oscar Acosta

Oscar Acosta Photo from RussIndian Creek Country Club
Executive Chef

Raised in a family where everyone cooked, Oscar Ascota’s love for great food was instilled early in life. He is Cuban-American, so pork to him is not just the “other white meat,” it’s the first meat of choice. At his restaurant, Indian Creek Country Club, he celebrates every occasion with a pig roast. His signature Cuban sandwich features pork on pork – slow roasted fresh ham marinated with mojo on boiled sweet ham.

He feels fortunate to lead the kitchens at a private country club that holds a rich tradition of culinary excellence. This allows him to source only the best products, which is what led him to Niman Ranch.  Oscar not only values the products for high quality, he is also a firm believer in the sustainability and family farming philosophies held by the company. He is truly honored to have the chance to give back to the families and individuals that work so hard to ensure that greatness translates to the center of his customers’ plates.

Of Family and Farming

Do you care where your meat comes from and want to feel confident when making purchases at the grocery store? Have you considered asking your local butcher about the farm producing the meat you are buying, and how the animals were raised on that farm?  If you haven’t, you should, because the way the animals were raised plays into the quality of the meat.

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The Hawkins family raises hogs for Niman Ranch in Missouri.

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