How High-Profile Food Events Impact Lesser-Known Chefs

July 28, 2015

Why Gelinaz!’s 2015 “chef shuffle” might represent a shift in its philosophy — from chef performance art to a more collaborative model of inquiry.

When Claude Bosi arrived in San Francisco earlier this month, he headed directly to Dominique Crenn’s apartment. Bosi, who is the chef of Hibiscus in London, had never met the chef of Atelier Crenn, though both are French expatriates with two Michelin stars. Meanwhile, Mugaritz chef Andoni Luis Aduriz was preparing to cook at Coi and settling into chef Daniel Patterson’s Oakland home with Patterson’s wife and kids. At the southern edge of the Bay Area,…