Management Team

Matthew Kinghorn


Megan McClara

Assistant Manager
Megan, a local from Folsom, worked for the Paragary Restaurant Group for 15 years as a server at Esquire Grill prior to joining the management team at Paragary’s in 2015. Megan has extensive knowledge of wine and an appreciation for seasonal cuisine. While serving a range of guests at Esquire Grill, from dignitaries and politicians to local state workers and families, Megan is an expert at offering refined service and creating a superior dining experience for all guests.

Indulgences: Mint-chip ice cream from Baskin Robbins, dark molasses chips from See’s Candies, orange Tic-Tacs, and Lion Coffee
Favorite Drink: A perfectly chilled glass of Champagne
Favorite Food: My husband’s banana cream pie is the best!

Culinary Team

Paul DiPierro

Chef de Cuisine
Prior to joining the culinary team at Paragary’s, Paul DiPierro spent time working in the kitchens of Sacramento’s Esquire Grill and The Kitchen Restaurant, and St. Helena’s The Restaurant at Meadowood. Initially hoping to earn a business degree from UCSB almost ten years ago, Paul quickly changed his mind and enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena in 2006 where he advanced his culinary skills and developed a profound appreciation for outstanding food. While he enjoys cooking many different cuisines, he especially likes making desserts that are not only delicious, but beautiful too.

Hometown: Sacramento
What do you do in your free time? Golf, and cook for family and friends.
Favorite Restaurant: The Restaurant at Meadowood. Their attention to detail is incredible and the restaurant itself is beautiful.
Indulgences? Ice cream and candy.