Kim Alter, Nightbird

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Kim Alter is the chef/owner of Nightbird and adjoining Linden Room, her first solo projects, in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. Alter formerly worked with the Daniel Patterson Group for at the helm of kitchens such as Haven and Plum in Oakland, California. Prior to that, she worked in some of the Bay Area’s most notable restaurant kitchens, including Manresa, Ubuntu, Aqua and Acquerello. Alter’s menus showcase a commitment to technique, whole animal cookery, and support of local farms. Her food often takes familiar dishes to new places with creatives spins on classics. Alter earned a Food & Wine Magazine nomination for People’s Best Chef in 2012 and 2013 with her talent for bringing “down-to- earth boldness to cerebral dishes.” She won the title of “Best New Chef” from Oakland Magazine while at Haven, which was also named “Best New Restaurant” under her direction, and was awarded three stars from San Francisco Magazine. She grew up in Laguna Beach, California and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. Most recently, Alter was a semifinalist for the 2018 James Beard Award for “Best Chef: West.” All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.