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San Francisco, Meet Your Newest Chefs

Monica Mora / Paella For Friends

A native of Spain, Monica has always loved cooking for friends and family. When she moved to San Francisco seven years ago, she brought the flavors of the Mediterranean with her. Now, she celebrates all things food and wine with her paella and sangria pop-up cooking classes.

Dine With Monica

Channarith Vanthin

Cambodian-born Chan is a self-taught chef who has traveled to over 40 countries, soaking up all the flavors the globe has to offer. His culinary philosophy combines healthful eating, natural ingredients, and the tastes of Khmer cuisine.

Dine With Chan

Mona Leena

Mona is a Palestinian-American chef who has climbed the culinary ladder through many top San Francisco restaurants like Jardiniere and Serpentine. For the last seven years, she has been refining her skills and techniques in multiple cuisines. Her pop-ups tell that story with a Palestinian finish!

Dine With Mona

Virgil Versoza

Virgil is a lifelong cook, but he has been a professional chef since 2009. For him, food and culture go hand in hand. He loves comfort cuisines, like French Creole, rustic Spanish, or Southern Cajun.

Dine With Virgil

Hanloh Thai / Lalita Kaewsawang

“Hanloh!” is a common greeting when Thai folks pick up the phone reminding them of home. Lalita embodies this with her Bangkok-inspired pop-ups. After moving to the US as a teen, she worked at local Thai restaurants and later started an informal pop-up in her college dorm. Since deciding that her path was in the kitchen, Lalita has worked with City Year, Edible Schoolyard, Waimea Farm, and Dinner Lab. Most recently, she cooked at three-Michelin-starred Manresa.

Dine With Lalita

Wilson Chan

Japanese chef Wilson has been in the restaurant industry for 15 years, working under veteran chefs at restaurants like Yuzuki Japanese and Oza Oza. He was also executive chef at Tsubusa Sushi which earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand for two years in a row. These experiences left him well-versed in Kaiseki and Kappou styles of Japanese cuisine, which he now brings to his pop-ups.

Dine With Wilson

Chef’s Hawker Centre

Chef’s Hawker Centre is a traveling pop-up series celebrating Asian hawker fare. This series, founded by Top Chef Season 15 contestant Tu David Phu, will feature top, emerging chefs from around the country with bold tasting menus and beverage pairings. Proceeds from events will go toward Piggy Bank, a genetic sanctuary-in-the-making for heritage breed pigs.

Dine With Hawker Centre

Bold Food Co. / Muffie Fulton

Muffie, the chef and owner behind Bold Food Co., teaches the science of cooking and modernist cuisine. She’s a neuroscientist-turned-foodie who combines a deep scientific knowledge with a playful approach to cooking.

Dine With Muffie

Rums Crums / Meisha Donaldson

Born and raised in Jamaica, Meisha’s mother taught her to cook and bake. After moving to the US, she cooked professionally for 17 years. Now, she’s embarking on culinary enterprises that specialize in modern Jamaican cuisine and exotic desserts. Don’t miss her Caribbean-themed brunch.

Dine With Meisha

Red’s House / Christopher and Sharon Russell

Get a taste of the Caribbean with Christopher and his mom Sharon. Experience traditional Jamaican cuisine with high-quality ingredients and explosive flavors, like jerk pork, red pea soup, shrimp-pineapple skewers, and much more.

Dine With Red’s House

Maria “Mama” Bucci

Maria “Mamma” Bucci hails from Rome, having learned how to cook from her grandmother. Now, she shares those culinary secrets with hungry diners in the Bay Area. Her pop-ups are a family affair and you won’t leave hungry.

Dine With Mama

Viva La Food / Anna Voloshyna

Born and raised in the Ukraine, Anna is a food blogger, photographer, and self-taught chef. Her passion for the culinary arts really bloomed when she moved to the US six years ago. In addition to photographing Feastly chefs, Anna is now a Feastly host herself! Join her for a Central Asian-inspired feast featuring cuisine from Russia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.

Dine With Anna

The Pleasure Principle / Christina Wilson

Christina is the head of The Pleasure Principle, a supper club and dining events enterprise. As a self-proclaimed “food-obsessed epicurean,” she loves all things food and drink. Her pop-up “Comida Caribeña,” celebrates bold, spicy flavors and her Dominican heritage.

Dine With Christina



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