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Our Story

Our connection to Twain Harte started with Angel.


Angel Garcia.

A WWII Veteran who fought on the shores of Normandy on D-Day, his love for his family was endless. Residing in the Bay Area (Burlingame to be exact) he built an A frame cabin in Twain Harte in 1970, where the memories of winter adventures at Dodge Ridge and swimming to the rock at Twain Harte lake echo in the wood beams.


Now meet Angel Garcia's grandson, Chef Matt Garcia.


A chef who began his culinary career in San Francisco at Le Cordon Bleu, California Culinary Academy over 20 years ago, his dream of owning a restaurant has now come to life.


From executive chef at multiple staple restaurants in San Francisco to Delight & Retain Catering Chef in the San Jose/Los Gatos area cooking for the CEO's of some the top tech companies, he now calls Twain Harte home with his wife Stephanie, and children Cruz and Cienna.

And Guadalupe (the dachshund) and Cheeto (the cat). 

"The Branch" is a tribute to our experiences in San Jose, the outreach of love and support that our chef has always been surrounded by.


To the Radonich family, to who we will forever be grateful for.  And to Angel, who we will always honor and love.

So come by and say hello- We're a fun bunch with big hearts!


Welcome to The Branch!

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