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Our Staff

Minetti Family – Owners

The Far Western Tavern is owned by three generations of the Minetti family. Clarence and Rosalie Minetti established the Far Western Tavern in 1958 along with Rosalie’s cousin, Richard Maretti, and his wife Jean. The restaurant was born of local flavors and family traditions, and inspired by classic California ranch-style hospitality. This founding legacy endures today as Clarence and Rosalie’s children and grandchildren remain committed to advancing the Far Western Tavern tradition.

Adam Measurall – Executive Chef

Adam’s passion for cooking dates back to his childhood, and later became his professional focus when he moved to Santa Barbara and attended the School of Culinary Arts at Santa Barbara City College. He worked with notable chefs and honed his skills over the ensuing 10 years before joining the Far Western Tavern. Says Adam, “It gives me great pleasure and honor to share something I love and am so passionate about with not just my family, but with every person that walks into the Far Western Tavern.”

Shelley McKinney – Events Coordinator

“My goal is to make your next event at the Far Western Tavern one you’ll never forget,” Shelley says. “From the menu to the ambiance to all of the little details, I will work closely with you to meet your vision.”