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Meet the Chefs

Cheyenne Mountain Resort's culinary masters hail from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, creating a diverse team of chefs dedicated to crafting unique menus to please every palate.

Timothy A. Ralphs


Executive Chef

Birthdate (mm/dd):


Place of Birth:

Newport Beach, California

Siblings Names?

Cynthia Onstott



Spouse name?


Children? If so, how many?

3 ~ Katrina, Sophia and Griffen

What made you chose your present job?

Excited about the opportunity to come impact the culinary community in Colorado Springs and raise the level of excellence here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Describe an experience in your present occupation that has affected you deeply in some way.

I was in San Diego during the last "big" fire and I lead a group of chefs and volunteers in setting up a kitchen and cooking for thousands of people who were displaced from their homes at Qualcom Stadium.  To see people who were so happy and thankful we were there to help them and give them a hot meal after they had just lost everything they owed was very humbling and rewarding.

What did you do before?


Who/What had the most personal direct influence on your life?

My two years travelling and working in Europe.

What is one of your most embarrassing moments?

Burning a soufflé while filming a cooking lesson on how easy it is to make a soufflé .

Is there anything you absolutely will not do?

Not yet!

Do you have any tattoos?


At present, what is the most important thing to you?

My family.

What's your favorite…

Food: Wild game
Drink: Single Malt Scotch, Craft Beer and anything with a cork in it
Book: John Grisham novels and Cookbooks
Music: Depends on my mood
Movie: Mob Movies

If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead) who would that be and why?

Paul Bocusse to learn his philosophies and secrets.

What was your greatest triumph?

Earning my 2nd level sommelier cerficiation.

What was your greatest failure?


What have you done that was considered "outstanding" in your chosen occupation by others in the same field?

My double certification.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I don't want to grow up, I am having to much fun being a chef!

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?


What's playing on your iPod?

A bit of everything - depends on my mood

If you could be a superhero, what super power would you want?


It's time for a second career, what do you choose?


When your life story is made into a movie, who should they cast as you?

No idea

What's the best book that you have read in the past year?

Wine and War

What's your hidden talent?

Who inspires you?

Chefs who are part of the culinary revolution 

If you could trade places with anyone (living or from history ) for a week, who would that person be?

NASA Astronaut

What is your favorite cause/charity?

Homeless kids

What do you do to stay healthy?

Playing with my kids

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