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Coi, San Francisco, CA (French)

By Chef Tony Lagana / December 2, 2020

Chicago native, Chef Erik Anderson, is new to Coi, having taken the Executive Chef position upon the recent resignation of Chef Matthew Kirkley. Chef Anderson brings an esteemed resume to Coi with years of experience in restaurants such as The French Laundry, Noma, and the Catbird Seat. Upon taking the role, Anderson worked side by…

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Aureole, Las Vegas, NV (New American)

By Chef Tony Lagana / November 27, 2020

Charlie Palmer is an American celebrity chef and restaurateur who developed a love of cooking at a very young age while living in upstate New York. He developed a fondness for his parent’s vegetable garden growing up, and this translated into his commitment as a chef to utilize local, farm fresh foods in his dishes.…

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Agern, New York, NY (Seafood)

By Chef Tony Lagana / November 23, 2020

Chef Gunnar Gislason is a well-respected Nordic Chef who has gained success in numerous Iceland restaurants before moving to New York to take on the Executive Chef role of Agern. Gislason is well known in Iceland for his creative cooking style, his ability to seek out the best ingredients, and his desire to uphold traditions…

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Acquerello, San Francisco, CA (Italian)

By Chef Tony Lagana / November 21, 2020

Chef Suzette Gresham has been working as a Head Chef in San Francisco since her first role at The Donatello Hotel in 1988. Following a short stint in that role, she moved to take on the Head Chef role of Acquerello in 1989 and remains there to this day. She specializes in Italian cuisine and…

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