A belated, but still deeply heartfelt congratulations to @gavinkaysen and @dianemyang on their hard-earned @beardfoundation nominations. You two are daily reminders that there are no shortcuts, no silver bullets, and no secret recipes to being a successful and inspiring leader. Hard work, focus, humility, and a constant desire to be better is the only way. Photo by the inimitable @ulteriorepicure.
Feeling so grateful to get to work alongside Aileen, the owner of @sariwakitchen and @lacocinasf entrepreneur, as she launches (so so successfully!) at @ucberkeley. This @healthy_ish @bonappetitmag feature (link in profile) captures her essence: “I admire the technical genius of trained cooks, but I also hella admire lola [grandma]-style cooking. I get the most excited when people of different abilities feel empowered about creating good, nourishing food.” ❤️
No momos, mo’ problems. @biniskitchen slaying the dumpling game at @ucberkeleyofficial.
@reemscalifornia x @chefpmistry x @lacocinasf ✨
So proud of and happy for Nite and her @nyumbai team. She dreamed of a place where people could come together over Cambodian comfort food and Khmer rock ‘n roll while receiving the type of warm hospitality that her mom extended to every visitor in her home. And then, by way of grit, divine hustle, and dogged vision, she brought it to life. Visit her. You’ll be happy you did.
Artic char crudo, fermented radish, green tomato gelée, poblano peppers in the front; bison tartare, harissa aioli, socca in the back @spoonandstable.
Matcha soba and lots of green things to combat the cold. #bowlgoals
So grateful for the opportunity to help lead an inspiring and restorative day of training and development for @spoonandstable and @bellecourmn alongside @gavinkaysen, @tracidesjardins, @amydevee, @chefaz and Anthony Rudolf. It’s a real privilege to work with such incredible teams. Thank you to the @timberwolves for sharing their space and showing us some seriously giant shoes in the locker room!
All of the things 🥑🥒🌶🍅🥩🌮🍺
So often, this is all of the light we cannot see.
Abuelita teaches the art of making tlayudas.
The mighty tortilla, as taught by an Oaxacan abuelita.
2018. It’s gonna be a good one ya’ll.
Congratulations to @thelynhall and all of the brilliant minds that contributed to making it @startribune’s best designed restaurant of the year. It is, most definitely, a place to linger and absorb beauty.
Seeing @bellecourmn’s lobster claws, shrimp bodies, and lemon wedges proudly featured in @foodandwine yesterday brought so much joy to my ❤️. Bravo team 👏🏻
Escargots in a croissant blanket @bellecourmn 🐌 ✨
All the warm fuzzy holiday feels @thenomadhotel 🤗🍾🎄