Meet the Chef


Chef Alberto Sierra


Years in the kitchen: 10+


Background: I’m a native Columbian and came to the United States in 1993. I couldn't find a job because of the language barrier, so I started working in restaurants as a dishwasher. I began learning from the chefs and eventually worked my way up the ladder as a sous chef then executive chef.


Education:  Business Administration at the Universidad del Norte


Family: Married with 5 children


Favorite Dish at River Rocks: 8oz. Filet or the Seafood Mediterranean


Cooking Philosophy:  Love and passion should go into every dish, and always use fresh ingredients. I want to impress everyone I cook for!


Creative Inspiration:  I get inspiration from the different seasons. I’m always researching and looking for new ingredients to bring to life in a dish.


Passions outside the kitchen: First is my family, but I love running. I am currently training for a marathon. I also enjoy cycling and most outdoor activities.