Escondido, California is an old fashioned kind of city that still boasts a friendly, tourist welcoming atmosphere, where local merchants are still located downtown and many business names start with someone’s first name. Everyone from classic car buffs to bored teenagers is still welcome to gather in Escondido. Situated thirty miles north of San Diego it is the fourth largest city in San Diego county.
At first glance, Escondido would seem like an odd place for one of the country’s best cooks to call home but that’s exactly what world-renowned chef Patrick Ponsaty did. He is a recipient of The Master Chef of France, only one of two chefs earning this prestigious award in the San Diego area. Bernard Guillas presently with the Marine Room’s is the other. Patrick Ponsaty established his reputation at the Rancho Bernardo Inn where he also helped Gavin Kaysen become a star.
When entrepreneur Brian Bonar decided to build a mini restaurant empire he began his search for the perfect staff at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Brian Bonar realized that for his plan to turn a 144-acre property into a four-star event space it needed a signature restaurant. Among other leading restaurant personalities, he would need a marquee chef. When he was able to hire Patrick Ponsaty, Bellamy’s was born.
Brian is a principal in MG2 a firm that helps clients reach success through the power of design. MG2 will help clients design and build structures that combine function with beauty and comfort. Their services include design development, land use approvals, and contract administration that will guide clients through this very complex process. MG2 and Brian Bonar, with his seventeen years of experience, will be there every step of the way to make sure your project is completed with the results you are hoping for.
Brian graduated from Virginia Polytechnic, starting his career with JH&P Architects, where he became a team leader focusing on retail projects and multi-family housing. Since those early days, Brian’s portfolio has expanded to include commercial development, retail space, and K-12 education projects. Brian Bonar and his team have also designed aviation hangers and hotels around the world.
For over ten years Brian has been a member of the Costco Real Estate team. Being the lead for the entire Northern Division there is a good chance Brian and his team designed and built the Costco you visit regularly.
Brian Bonar is not only a world-renowned architect, we are sure he will be a highly recognized restaurant owner.