The San Francisco Chronicle just released its list of 2018 Bay Area Rising Star Chefs, and we thought we’d share their names with you. The Chronicle’s feature includes of course a lot more detail and explanation. The chefs on this list have fewer than five years’ experience running a kitchen.
When choosing this year’s group, the Chronicle team considered several factors. Culinary talent and delicious food were, of course, paramount, but they also wanted to celebrate those chefs who are changing their industry for the better. According to the piece, if you take a look at these chefs and their restaurants and venues, you’ll start to understand what Bay Area cuisine means in 2018 — and where it’s going.
Here they are:
- Nichole Accettola Kantine 1906 Market Street, San Francisco
A modern Scandinavian cafe — done her way
- Francis Ang Pinoy Heritage Pop-ups and events
Honoring Filipino heritage while pushing boundaries
- Christa Chase Tartine Manufactory 595 Alabama Street, San Francisco
Leading by example, from the kitchen at Tartine
- Alexander Hong Sorrel 3228 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
The pop-up path leads to the stellar Sorrel
- Nite Yun Nyum Bai 3340 E. 12th Street, Oakland
Her Cambodian cuisine finds a home in Oakland
- Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Jocelyn Jackson, and Saqib Keval People’s Kitchen Collective No brick-and-mortar address, instead community dining as a social practice, in collaboration with individuals and organizations at various venues
Rise of the revolutionaries