Speaker Date Topic
Demotion of President Linda Boessenecker Jun 29, 2017
No Meeting Jul 06, 2017
Installation of President Sean Marx Jul 13, 2017
Chef Daniel Patterson Jul 27, 2017
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A self-taught chef,[1] Patterson began working as a restaurant dishwasher at age 14, and attended Duke University before dropping out. In 1989 he moved to Sonoma, California with then-girlfriend (and later wife) Elizabeth Ramsey. 

Coi, which he opened in 2006,[3] earned two Michelin stars, and was one of several restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area to earn four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle.[1]Patterson describes its concept as combining haute cuisine, an emphasis on local vegetables, a modern aesthetic, and a personal approach to cooking, with "a casual, neighborhood feeling". T

He opened an informal rotisserie, Il Cane Rosso ("the red dog" in Italian), in the San Francisco Ferry Building with co-owner Lauren Kiino, before selling the business to her entirely.[1] He opened restaurants Plum in Uptown Oakland in 2010 and Haven in Oakland's Jack London Square in 2012.

Patterson lives in Oakland, California, and is married to litigation attorney Alexandra Foote.