This Northern California native spent several years managing numerous restaurants in Southern California and Hawaii.
The son of Tres Hombres founder Johnny Scurto, Pablo serves as a General Partner in charge of front of house operations at Tres Hombres, Petaluma. He, his wife Courtney and their son Nicolai have settled in Petaluma and are expecting a beautiful baby girl in September.
With a solid team of partners, family, and life long friends, Pablo is poised to expand the family business in Petaluma and other locations in California.
Dan grew up in Fairfax, CA with his three brothers and sister. His interest in cooking started at a young age when his mother went back to work and each of the children where responsible for making one meal a week. It is no surprise that at that young age his specialty was Fajitas.
After graduating from Marin Catholic High School and spending two years at College of Marin, Dan left familiar Marin County and headed south to Huntington Beach. When he got there he needed a job, so his best friend and future hombre Pablo Scurto helped him start as a prep cook at Duke's, Huntington Beach. It was at Duke's where Dan's fondness for preparing food turned into a passion. Dan also found something else at Duke's that he was very passionate about, his future wife Melissa. After climbing the ranks and becoming a lead line cook, Dan decided to turn his passion of food into a career.
He left Duke's and returned to the Bay Area to attend the California Culinary Academy. While in school, Dan was fortunate to work at two of the areas most recognized restaurants, Chez Panise and Aqua. After receiving an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, he decided to head back to Huntington Beach where he earned the position of Sous Chef at Duke's Huntington Beach. While working at Duke's, Dan and fellow hombres Marc Milton and Pablo Scurto started to put together a plan to open a Tres Hombres in Northern California.
As his dream became more of a reality, Dan and his wife moved to Petaluma. While awaiting the opening of Tres Hombres, Petaluma, Dan and wife Melissa where blessed with the birth of their beautiful children, Liam and Maddy.
Johnny is a native Californian, growing up in Los Angeles. In 1974, he moved to Lake Tahoe to start the Cantina Los Tres Hombres in King's Beach on Tahoe's north shore. Tres Hombres was an instant hit. With great food and atmosphere, "Tres" became the place to be in Tahoe. In 1977, Johnny and his two original partners expanded their concept to South Lake Tahoe.
After building a successful operating business, Johnny sold the Tahoe restaurants in 1983. After the sale, Johnny consulted, operated, designed and built restaurants in Northern California and Mexico. Finally, in 1988, he and long-time friend and business partner Michael Thomas opened Tres Hombres in Chico, CA.
Importing, retailing and wholesaling Mexican furniture and decor has been a secondary business since 1976. The atmosphere at Tres Hombres is a result of Johnny's passion to design and create, and his endless travels to Mexico.
Johnny enjoys traveling, golf and making the most of friends and family. He now lives in Petaluma and can be seen at Tres Hombres, guiding his son Pablo to the same success he has achieved over the past 30 years.
Michael Thomas is from Northern California, growing up in Humboldt County. He attended college at Sacramento State and moved to Lake Tahoe to enjoy the lifestyle only Tahoe can offer. After a couple years playing, it was time for MT to get semi-serious. He started working with his future business partner, Johnny Scurto, at Tres Hombres in 1975 and hasn't looked back since.
After 15 years in Lake Tahoe, Michael moved to Chico in 1987. It was there that he met his wife Susan and her three kids. Chico was also where Tres Hombres was reborn and has achieved success for Michael and Johnny.
You can still find Michael at Tres Hombres, Chico on most days, making sure the Tres spirit is being felt by all guests. With all the friends that MT has made through years at Tres, the restaurant is more of an extension of his family and seems like less of a "job". When MT is not at work, he enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, snow skiing...anything outdoors.