Chef Kelli Crosson

Master Chef
Chef Kelli Crosson

PROFILE: Kelli Crosson is the Chef de Cuisine at A.R. Valentien, the acclaimed farm-to-table signature restaurant at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. From her upbringing on a 40-acre citrus orchard to attending The French Culinary Institute in New York, Crosson embraces a simplicity conveyed through dishes that allow fresh and naturally flavorful ingredients to shine. While she enjoys the rush of the kitchen, her focus extends beyond the kitchen line to ensure an impeccable guest experience.

A.R. Valentien
Roasted Liberty Duck Breast and Confit Leg
(Casual Fridays)

SIGNATURE DISH: While much of the menu at A.R. Valentien changes seasonally, the Roasted Liberty Duck Breast and Confit Leg is a consistent favorite. Chef Crosson utilizes the finest regional provisions and this dish features ever-changing seasonal accompaniments.


11480 North Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, California 92037

(858) 777-6635


Wednesday – Sunday:

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Live Music

Friday and Saturday:

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.