Sunday, July 29, 2007

2007 Critics' Choice Awards

Every August San Francisco magazine recruits a team of top food journalists, both national and local, to select the best culinary talents in the Bay Area. This year Manresa is very happy to congratulate chef de cuisine James Syhabout and pastry chef Kendra L. Baker for winning the 2007 Critics' Choice Awards.

James Syhabout has won Rising Star Chef from the 2007 Critics' Choice Awards. Earlier this year, the San Francisco Chronicle named him as one of their Rising Star Chefs while he was the executive chef at PlumpJack Cafe. Starting this month James brings home his considerable talent to Manresa and we are exceedingly proud of his accomplishments.

Kendra L. Baker has been named Best Pastry Chef and we couldn't be happier. Starting in August, Kendra joins Manresa from Bar Tartine in San Francisco. Kendra and her sensational desserts will be a praise-worthy addition to Manresa.