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Robert Hernandez
New Maker!
San Francisco, CA


Robert Hernandez is the chef de cuisine at San Francisco restaurant, Octavia. Upon arriving in San Francisco, Chef Hernandez spent several years growing in a variety of restaurants including the celebrated kitchens of Quince and Delfina. In 2014, he assisted Chef Casey Thompson in opening Aveline and, in 2015, he accepted a position in Melissa Perello's second restaurant, Octavia. With influences from acclaimed Chef Owner, Melissa Perello, as well as Chefs Jen Jackson and Sara Hauman, Hernandez emerged as a natural leader and was awarded the role of Chef de Cuisine in 2017. Currently residing in this role, Hernandez's marriage of seasonal ingredients, inherited flavor profiles, and methodical technique shape his elevated yet approachable cuisine.