San Francisco, CA


Stuart Brioza is the chef/co-owner of The Progress and State Bird Provisions. While working at the legendary Tapawingo, in Ellsworth MI, owned by Harlan “Pete” Peterson, he developed his own unique style of cooking, blending simplicity with seasonal and local foods. He was named one of Food and Wine’s “10 Best New Chefs” of America and San Francisco Chronicle named him one of “2005’s Rising Star Chefs.” He was awarded the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: West Award 2015.