Top of the food chain, indeed! Flickr photo by Zharth.
San Francisco can be a pretty vicious town for a young chef. Rents are high, the health and building codes are long, and the market is pretty saturated with wonderful places to eat already. So how is a creative young upstart ever to get going? On Thursday August 9th, the Commonwealth Club and INFORUM will be hosting a panel called Climbing the SF Food Chain. It will be made up of young chefs who have made it big in San Francisco, and they will be talking about the challenges they’ve faced and the creative and dynamic ways they’ve overcome them. Richie Nakano of Hapa Ramen will be there, riding high from a successful Kickstarter campaign (!!); as will Iso Rabins of ForageSF; Craig Stoll of Delfina, Pizzeria Delfina, and Locanda; and Anthony Myint of Mission Street Food and Mission Chinese. Valerie Luu of Rice Paper Scissors will moderate the event, and as you can see from the lineup, there should be a lot to talk about, from pop-ups to food trucks to traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants.
After the panel there will be a three-course “guerilla dinner” at Foodlab, sponsored by graffEats, which will put the panel’s principles into practice. The dinner includes drinks and tip, and admission to the panel. Tickets to just the panel are $20, or $12 if you are a Commonwealth Club member, and a mere $7 for students. To attend the dinner and panel, tickets are $75, or $60 for members. The panel is at 6pm at 595 Market St. at 2nd St., and dinner is at 8pm at 1106 Market St. at 7th St.
Thursday Aug 9, 2012