a very nice fire place

Farm-Fresh Fare with a View

Rooted in Temecula’s blossoming food and wine scene, Cork | Fire Kitchen branches out to partner with regional purveyors of fresh produce, local brews, and artisanal treats. We’re committed to using responsibly sourced produce, meat, and fish. Taste the flavors of Temecula Valley in a rustic yet refined atmosphere with high ceilings and expansive views.

beautiful scene of flowers and trees

Farmers, Friends, And Local Partners

We take pride in being a part of Southern California's one and only wine country. This tight-knit community has developed many wineries and breweries throughout the rolling hills of Temecula Valley. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with these wonderful businesses.

Local Partnerships

head chef at cork fire kitchen

Matthew Steffen

Chef Matthew’s passion for farm fresh flavors and signature twists on traditional favorites bring new energy to the resort’s menus. Chef Matthew started his career at the age of 15 with a dishwashing job at a hotel in Minot, North Dakota. His love for food grew from there. While stationed at Pearl Harbor in the Navy, he was introduced to fresh seafood and global cuisines that would shape his palate and push him to pursue a culinary career. Soon after his tour, Matthew started as a prep cook at a resort in Tucson. His passion and talent led him up the ranks, culminating in a position as a chef de cuisine in less than four years. Bringing years of experience as an executive chef at world-class resorts to Temecula Creek Inn, he provides fresh updates to the menus using state-of-the-art cooking techniques and elevating the performance of the entire kitchen staff.