oscar’s brewing company
The Oscar’s Family has been part of the growth of Temecula since 1996. Oscar’s Brewing Company brings to Temecula an entirely new restaurant built on the famous Breadsticks and Greek Salad. Now with our own Brewery lead by local Joe Flores and with an all-new menu by Chef Nick Tall, we have created a new and exciting experience on the Temecula Duck Pond. The new restaurant includes a bakery and pizza oven located in the middle of the restaurant for all to see. With a new beer garden, outdoor activity areas for adults and families, we bring to Temecula a gathering place for the community.
JOE FLORES – HEAD BREWER
A native of Temecula Joe Flores’ passion for beer started at age 19. As an avid homebrewer, Joe knew early on that he wanted to embark on a career as a Brewer. After brewing a few years with local companies like Aftershock and Indian Joe’s path took him to San Diego.
While brewing in San Diego Joe won numerous and prestigious brewing awards spanning as far back as 2013. In 2018 & 2019 Joe won a gold medal for his Barrel-Aged Stout and silver medal for his Herb & Spice. Making new and strange brews is Joe’s favorite, along with his signature ales like his Born to Run, an American Lager.
Joe’s second passion in life is music. You’ll find Joe’s beer list at OBC incorporates both his love for beer and music. OBC will embrace Joe’s creative passion for all styles of beer and the” Nothing Is Off Limits” brewing style. A big part of OBC philosophy is supporting the local community. Joe and the Brew Team will be supporting the community by sourcing local items like clean & sour barrels, hops, and other local ingredients.
NICK TALL – CHEF
Nick showed a great interest in food as a child, which led to his first job cooking at the age of 15. With a strong passion and determination, he moved up the ranks quickly. By 24, he was the head chef of a fine dining restaurant. After several successful years, he was looking for more in his life. Growing up in a diverse and international city, he had always dreamed of traveling the world, living in another country, and immersing himself in the culture. He joined the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to pursue that dream, working five years in Hong Kong and Macau. In Hong Kong, he spent three years as Sous Chef of the restaurant Amber; a two Michelin star French restaurant that at the time, held the rank of the 24th best restaurant in the world.
After moving back to the United States, Nick accepted the Executive Chef position of the Colony Palms Hotel and Purple Palm restaurant in Palm Springs. During his three years there, the restaurant gained great notoriety for his eclectic and inventive seasonal menu, attracting the attention of TV shows, magazines, and celebrities. Now, as Executive Chef of Oscar’s Brewing Company, he brings 20+ years of chef experience along with a passion for brewing his own beer and baking artisan bread from scratch.
KEVIN GAYNOR – GENERAL MANAGER
Born and raised in Grapevine, Texas, Kevin moved to California in 1999. As a young adult Kevin wanted to go to school to become an architect and be a chef as a hobby. After working as a cook he quickly realized he had a much greater passion for the restaurant industry than being an architect.
With over 30 years of experience in kitchens, dining rooms and distribution Kevin feels at home in pretty much any position within the restaurant. A large portion of Kevin’s career was spent with King’s Seafood Company where he wore many hats from single unit management to multiple unit management.
Kevin is a proud father of two beautiful daughters and one granddaughter.
Outside of work Kevin can be found spending quality time with his family and friends doing just about anything outdoors, especially hunting.