Ranada Riley, Chef/Owner At her core, Ranada Riley just loves to entertain. At an early age, she discovered her passion for music, art, food, and family, and she’s always sought ways to use those passions to bring people together. And with 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry, all of Ranada’s passions are culminating in Ranada’s Kitchen. She cut her teeth at the beloved Lexington restaurant Natasha’s. From there, she landed her Crest Executive Chef job at Champion Trace Country Club. Eventually, she branched out on her own and started Lexington Diner. In 2020, she opened Ranada’s Kitchen in Chevy Chase. Ranada has been featured on the Food Network twice, with both Alton Brown and Guy Fieri and she’s worked alongside Michelin-Star and James Beard Award winning Chefs. Her restaurants have received more than 10 local awards for excellence. Our menus have been carefully curated, our food is local, we’ve worked with local artists to bring in creative works to fill the space with the same love and imagination that goes in each dish, we’re on one of the most iconic corners in Lexington – basically, every bit of Ranada’s Kitchen is about showcasing the best of Lexington and Kentucky.