Named “one of the country’s most talented husband-and-wife teams” by Gourmet, restaurateurs Tim and Liza Goodell have parlayed their extraordinary talent, resolute work ethic and unrelenting dedication to quality into Domaine Restaurants, a restaurant group that has been turning out successful dining concepts since 1994.
Tim and Liza’s partnership began in 1991 while working at the celebrated Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. Tim, an honors graduate of the California Culinary Academy, was an apprentice pastry chef with the famed Gary Danko. Liza was also working under Mr. Danko for her degree from the New England Culinary Institute; Danko’s kitchen was perhaps the most important ingredient in the recipe of their burgeoning relationship.
As a team, the Goodells have mastered everything from bakery to steakhouse, Asian to French and haute cuisine to hamburgers. They have been awarded critical accolades, including a nod from Food & Wine naming Tim one of the “Best Chefs in America” and consistent praise from publications like the Los Angeles Times. As demand mounts for the Goodells to expand their empire, the pair remains committed to a marriage of expertise, entrepreneurship and elegance. Tim and Liza currently reside in Orange County with their daughter, Madeleine, and son, Oscar.