Our Story

We are a local family owned and operated restaurant. Our mission is to provide meals using top of shelf ingredients at an affordable price to local neighborhoods. Bushfire Kitchen offers counter service (instead of wait service) in order to offer high quality food at a fraction of the price. Once you have ordered your food, our wait staff will deliver it to your table.

Just about everything we serve is made at Bushfire Kitchen from scratch to ensure quality, control and freshness, just like you would do at home if you had the time. Most dishes are gluten-free and we can accommodate special diets like paleo. We strive to contribute to your healthy lifestyle by providing slow food served fast; cooked simply with bold flavors. We do not use any food colorings, preservatives, flavor enhancers, we add as little salt as possible and remove as much fat as possible. Our sauces and dressings are made in house using fresh, healthy ingredients.  

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Brandon Barwin
Chef & Owner

Born in South Africa, Brandon lived most of his life in Vancouver, Canada eventually making his way to the San Diego area. Brandon is passionate about healthy eating, fitness, and yoga. Nothing makes him happier than being able to serve the kind of food he has fed his family for years to the guests of Bushfire Kitchen.

Free-Range Chicken

Our Free Range Chickens are raised the old fashioned way, with plenty of space in the sunny San Joaquin Valley. With cleaner living quarters, a healthier and happier chicken is raised, resulting in a wonderful taste. No added salt, no added water, no antibiotics, gluten free, vegetarian fed, no added hormones, no preservatives or additives, and always humanely treated.


Prime choice US bred Holstein Steers, free of any kind of growth promotants, 100% vegetarian fed, exceeding the highest quality standards to ensure every bite is abundantly flavorful, incredibly tender and juicy.

Better Burgers

Not all burgers are created equal. Our burgers are ground daily from our signature blend of brisket and chuck for the best flavor. Certified Angus beef, 100% grass fed on national park lands in the mid-west, with access to natural water sources and clean open air. Our cattle never receive any grain, animal by-products, anti-biotics, hormones, growth promotants; they are as natural and organic as you can get.


American Heritage Duroc breed, considered the best, free of hormones and antibiotics, 100% vegetarian diet which results in lower saturated fat, lower cholesterol and fewer calories.


100% grass fed, free of hormones and antibiotics. 

Local & Organic

With our focus on affordable quality, we support local producers and purchase organic products whenever possible.