Chef Robb Wyss Joins Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento

Illinois native trained in Napa Valley and ran kitchens in Chicago and Tahoe region since 2002

Wheatland, Calif. (August 31, 2023) — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento is proud to introduce the new farm to fork focused chef for their award-winning Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Robb Wyss (pron. WEES) as Council Oak Room Chef. Having grown up tending to his grandmother’s farm in Illinois, farm to fork is part of his DNA.

Farm to Fork has been Chef Robb Wyss’ life since he was a young boy helping his grandma with her garden on the family farm in Peoria, Illinois. After completing his Culinary Arts Degree at Napa Valley Cooking School in St. Helena, Wyss took his first job in the Windy City of Chicago with Bin 36 at the House of Blue Hotel and later worked at the Illini Country Club in his first stint as Executive Chef. In the summer of 2013, he returned to California and was the Executive Chef at Tahoe City favorite, Sunnyside Resort until 2017. He has since held executive chef positions at The Green Room Social Club in Placerville, West Shore Cafe & Inn in Tahoe and at Christy Hill Lake Side Bistro in Tahoe City before joining Hard Rock Sacramento this summer.

Additionally, Chef Wyss has received the following honors and awards:

  • 2018 Signature Chef Award March of Dimes Sacramento
  • 2013 Best Chef America Inductee – Illinois
  • 2008 James Beard Nomination- Bin 36
  • 2004 Chain de Rôtisseur Honorable Member – Chicago / Springfield
  • 2001 Top Honors Napa Valley Cooking School

“I’m thrilled to return home and join the Hard Rock Sacramento team to lead culinary efforts for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood,” explained Wyss. “Council Oak Steaks & Seafood has a history of an award-winning wine list and I plan to make sure our menu matches that quality and showcases the rich resources of the Sacramento Valley to match that farm to fork palate.”

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain features the latest in live music and entertainment, hospitality, world-class gaming, and exceptional cuisine. The property is Hard Rock’s first Vegas-style casino in California and offers a hotel with multiple suite options, a large gaming facility with 1,600 slot machines and 60 table games, along with an outdoor pool and deck area, large meeting space and five unparalleled restaurants. HARD ROCK LIVE is a flexible event center with the capability to host a multitude of programs including live shows, premier sporting events, galas featuring up to 2,500 seats or over 3,500 occupants for general admission, with no spectator further than 140-feet from the stage. The property recently opened ROCKTANE GAS + SMOKE, a new Hard Rock branded state-of-the-art gas service station and drive through smoke shop, the first on the West Coast. The property includes signature brand amenities like the Sound of Your Stay® in-room music program, a Rock Shop®, Unity Store, and a Body Rock® fitness center. Additionally, the project marks a historic partnership between two Native American Tribes – The Seminole Tribe of Florida, owners of Hard Rock International, and Enterprise Rancheria. Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain property, the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria is a sovereign Native American Nation offering diverse tribal government services and programs that improve the quality of life for its some 1,000 tribal citizens and surrounding communities in Northern California. For more information on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain visit