Executive Chef Marlon Alexander
All of Chef Marlon Alexander's best moments in life are centered around food. His love affair with cuisine began shortly after a night out in Southern California’s trendy, upbeat Belmont Shores neighborhood. A chance encounter with a delectable braised short rib dish sealed the deal and Chef Marlon Alexander has been cooking ever since.
Fast-forwarding years later, Chef Marlon Alexander has refined the dish that began his passion for cooking. His braised short ribs with red wine reduction, Swiss chard, and polenta has been enjoyed worldwide. Chef Marlon Alexander’s short ribs have been served and appreciated by everyone from his elite private chef clientele to a former President of the United States.
In between his courtship with food on the upscale streets of Southern California, Chef Marlon Alexander attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu, and continues to love making people smile, enjoy, and appreciate the love and artistry Chef Marlon Alexander puts into each and every one of his culinary creations.
Managing Partner Aaron Jura
Originally from California, Aaron Jura has had a vast experience in the hospitality industry and with business management. Aaron always focuses on refining the guest experience working with front of house and back of house team members to ensure that the guest is at the center of their thinking and decision making.
His hospitality experience began in the boutique hotel industry with Joie de Vivre Hospitality. Working with spas and salons, his consulting and management experience has helped numerous businesses grow, thrive, and expand.
From the hospitality industry, Aaron went to law school in Charlotte, NC and fell in love with southern charm. You'll often find him right here at Cru enjoying time with the guests and team members.