Ernesto began his culinary journey in 1991 in Park City, Utah working at the Barking Frog, Park Meadows Country Club, Stein Erickson Lodge and the Rivershorse serving in all areas of the business from line cook to sous chef to head chef. In 2008 Ernesto left Park City to be the opening chef at the White Buffalo Club in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he successfully opened, established and staffed this fine dining establishment and again opened the Club Lespri Hotel Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.
Ernesto returned to Park City to be the executive chef at the Washington School House Hotel, overseeing menu design, recipes and specials. Most recently Ernesto worked at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City. Sundance is pleased to welcome Ernesto Rocha to the Sundance Restaurant Team as the executive chef at Zoom in Park City.