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Top 20 California Chefs

  1. Michael Chiarello is an award winning chef, tv host, and sustainable farmer. Host of Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello on Food Network and NapaStyle on Fine Living Network, Michael displays 25 years of experience as a restaurateur specializing in California cuisine.
  2. Joanne Weir is a James Beard award winning, cookbook author, and international celebrity chef. Her love for teaching culinary skills is shared through her award-winning PBS series “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class” and new series “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence”. In 2014 her San Francisco tapas restaurant Copita was voted best Mexican Restaurant by 7×7 magazine.
  3. Dominique Crenn is chef and owner of San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn. She is the first female to have a 2 Michelin star restaurant in the United States and has appeared on CNN’s Culinary Journeys tracing the roots of her culinary creations to Europe.
  4. Traci Des Jardins is a native Californian chef and restaurateur. She appeared on Bravo TV Network’s competitive reality tv series Top Chef Masters and was runner-up for Season 3. Aside from owning the notable Jardinière a California fine dine restaurant in Hayes Valley, she owns 6 other restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  5. Douglas Keane is a Sonoma County residing chef who has earned two Michelin stars and four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle for consecutive years. A recipient of the James Beard Award, Keane was also the winner of Top Chef Masters Season 5. He is in the process of continuing the fine dine legacy of his past renown restaurant Cyrus.
  6. Ryan Scott is owner of American New San Francisco restaurant Market & Rye and was a contestant of Top Chef Season 4. Beyond Market & Rye, Ryan continues to teach his passion of cooking by offering culinary classes through Groupon.
  7. Jen Biesty is another past Top Chef contestant chef based in Oakland. Having formerly worked at Scala’s Bistro in Union Square, she now owns Shakewell Bar & Kitchen which was featured in the 2015 Michelin Guide’s recommended restaurants category.
  8. Kellan Hori is a personal chef serving the Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Bay Area. A featured blogger for the Huffington Post San Francisco, Kellan shares his love for creating memorable meals. He has also appeared on Food Network’s reality tv series Cutthroat Kitchen.
  9. Jeffrey Stout is one of South Bay’s top chefs. Founder of the Michelin star awarded Alexander’s Steakhouse in Cupertino, Jeffrey now owns Orchard City Kitchen in Campbell, focusing on American New dining.
  10. Daniel Kedan is owner and executive chef of Backyard in Forestville, CA which was featured on Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand category. He began his journey as a student of famed Napa Valley Chef Thomas Keller.
  11. Nick Balla is an American New chef managing the kitchen of Bar Tartine in San Francisco. Nick has previously worked under Chef Michael Mina’s Nobhill Tavern at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
  12. Stuart Brioza holds 15 years of culinary experience surrounding the Bay Area restaurant industry. Today he is the owner of the acclaimed American New restaurant State Bird Provisions in San Francisco. Stuart has also been named in Food & Wine magazine’s “10 Best New Chefs” of America and “2005’s Rising Chef Stars” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
  13. Nicole Krasinski is co-owner of State Bird Provisions alongside Stuart Brioza. She is also extends her knowledge of cooking as a contributor for Food & Wine magazine.
  14. David Barzelay is an American New chef who held the highest rated pop up restaurant in San Francisco. Often hosted at art galleries, the pop up restaurant Lazy Bear has now secured it’s own brick and mortar location serving American New culinary fare.
  15. Gary Danko is a contemporary award winning chef. Specializing in american cuisine with french and mediterranean influences, his name sake fine dine restaurant has consistently been award stars by the Michelin Guide.
  16. Joshua Skenes is chef and owner of two Michelin star awarded fine dine restaurant Saison in San Francisco. He is also the creative founder of popular restaurant brand Umami Burger.
  17. Jennifer Puccio is executive chef to San Francisco based restaurants Park Tavern, Marlowe, and The Cavalier. She has previously worked in notable restaurants Oleana and Cortez, and has received praise from the The Wall Street Journal, Time, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
  18. Nicola Delaroque is executive chef of Nico and has a background of Los Gato’s fine dine restaurant Manresa. Opposing cooking trends, Nick focuses on understated flavors.
  19. Suzette Gresham is co-owner and Executive Chef of Acquerello located in San Francisco. Acquerello has been award consistently in the Bay Area Michelin Star guides.
  20. Corey Lee is owner of critically acclaimed San Francisco restaurant Benu. Having earned three Michelin stars, Corey Lee rises to the status of Napa Valley restaurants such as the French Laundry.

 

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