Itʼs no secret that Tractor Brewing Company is on the move. With spirits readily flowing, innovative seasonals being taste-tested daily and the doors to the Los Lunas taproom open, Tractor has yet another new venture on the horizon. New Jersey native Kayla Vallejos has taken over as executive chef for all locations and big plans are in the works to overhaul the current food menu. “We are always seeking out new talent to bring to the team who will make an impact, and just by watching Kayla work we know she will do just that“ says David Hargis, co-owner of Tractor.
“Iʼm looking for creativity from my staff and learning together as a team. Thatʼs how great food is born.”
Trained in New Mexican cuisine by Chef Phil Beltran who passed away in 2018, Kayla is motivated to bring both her passion for Mexican cuisine and some East-Coast flair to the Tractor kitchen. “Chef Phil gave me an intense love and passion for New Mexican food and he also taught me that people eat with their eyes first. Everybody loves a colorful, tasty dish in front of them and that is what Iʼm ready to bring to the table” says Kayla, reclining in her chair. “Iʼm a down-to-earth chef, no pretension here” she laughs. “Iʼm looking for creativity from my staff and learning together as a team. Thatʼs how great food is born.”
So what exactly can Tractor patrons expect from this new menu? “Think flatbreads with unique ingredients, fresh salads and generally bright flavors across the board – with much more to come, including made-to-order brick oven pizzas in Los Lunas.” Chef Kayla Vallejosʼ food can be savored at Tractorʼs Wells Park, Four Hills and Los Lunas taprooms 7 days a week.