Chef Russ has long been passionate about great food, and has always enjoyed preparing gourmet meals. In 2005, his lifelong love of cooking brought him to start The Hidden Table, a catering and personal chef service. Although he has many perfected recipes and 25 years of restaurant and catering experience, he really likes preparing dishes that match his clients' tastes.
Russ has trained in St Helena, CA, Europe, and South America with a focus on elegant peasant foods. He graduated from CCA and a 9 month stint at CIA. However, he is most proud to be a graduate of the CAML (Cooking All My Life) Culinary School.
"I am really blessed! This is very joyful work." —Linda Landers
After almost 20 years in the corporate world working as a claims adjuster, Linda took a chance and escaped the cubicle life! Now, she translates her passion for creating memorable events and making people happy into her life's calling as CEO of the Hidden Table. With a meticulous nature, hands-on approach, and boundless affection for her work, each day she helps to shape new special moments for her clients.
Linda is married to Chef Russ and together they have four wonderful daughters, a fabulous son-in-law, and two handsome and very gifted grandsons. They enjoy spending family time and entertaining their family and friends, who never turn down a party or meal at the Lander's house.
Linda graduated from Chico State with a major in Economics and a minor in beer drinking.
Chef Aaron has over 20 years experience serving on the battle lines in professional kitchens, where he absorbed proper work ethic, culinary styles, and techniques from a collective of amazing chefs.
During these years, Aaron has worked in every position from a dishwasher to a head chef. This breadth of experience has given him a deep respect for every puzzle piece involved in serving a delicious plate and delivering a captivating dining experience. At the Hidden Table, he is not only Executive Chef—he is also the Head Dishwasher, and wears the title with pride. After two decades in the kitchen, he continues to find new inspiration and techniques within his many roles.
Chef Aaron has been the honored recipient of the prestigious Hidden Table Employee of the Month Runner-up Award for several years running.