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Kris ToliaoNEW MAKER!

SoMa, San Francisco, CA, USA


Kristoffer Toliao was born in San Francisco. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, he worked at Manhattan Country Club, where he worked under Chef Dominique Crenn for the first time where he learned the delicate Southern French style of cooking. Toliao decided to join the new restaurant opening in Los Feliz at Tiger Lily where he would meet his future wife Yuka Ioroi. He became the Chef de Cuisine under the chef-owner Sumant Pardal. Toliao has crafted tasting menus under Chef Crenn that defined the cuisine at Lucé, cooked at James Beard Foundation, cooked for President Obama, and met many fine food purveyors, building lasting relationships that enable Cassava’s current access to some of the best of the Bay Area’s ingredients. Since the restaurant’s opening, Toliao has been recognized as one of the up and coming chefs in San Francisco by diverse media outlets including The San Francisco Chronicle, Opentable, Starchefs and more.