CPP Magazine

California Tastemakers

Whether it be wine, fine dining, coffee or ice cream, Cal Poly Pomona alumni and students have long served as tastemakers in the world of California food and drink.

A sibling duo operates a family-owned taqueria in Montclair, while a pair of sisters is growing a Southern California coffee chain. In downtown Napa, an alumni couple combine their love of winemaking and food to create an unforgettable “studio” experience.

Bronco tastemakers use their education and career experiences in business, hospitality and dining to make an impact on global restaurant brands, such as Din Tai Fung, as well as home-grown startups. They are blending their talents, new ideas and desire to serve others to create the perfect recipe for success.