Events / Taste America

Taste America: San Francisco Bay Area

Sun, February 04, 2024

5:30 PM
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Price: Premier: $250 per ticket / General: $175 per ticket Click here to purchase tickets!

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

5:30 P.M. – Premier
6:30 P.M. – General

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.

Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs, special guests, and diners from across the country to celebrate the local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities.

The walk-around tasting at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco will be an exciting gathering of chefs from the San Francisco Bay Area culinary community with food stations hosted by TasteTwenty host chef Anya El-Wattar of Birch & Rye in San Francisco, CA; TasteTwenty guest chef and James Beard Award semifinalist Yuan Tang of Rooster & Owl in Washington, D.C.; C-Y Chia and Shane Stanbridge of Lion Dance Cafe, Oakland, CA; Nelson German of Sobre Mesa and alaMar Dominican Kitchen, Oakland, CA; Tracy Goh of Damansara, San Francisco, CA; Matt Horn of Horn BBQ, Oakland, CA; Carlo Lamagna of Magna Kusina, Portland, OR, courtesy of Travel Portland; Ethan Leung of Baon Kainan, Portland, OR, courtesy of Travel Portland; Kristina Liedags Compton of Hilda & Jesse, San Francisco, CA; Dominica Rice Cisneros of Bombera, Oakland, CA; Crystal Wahpepah of Wahpepah's Kitchen, Oakland, CA; David Yoshimura of Nisei, San Francisco, CA; and many more. Each station’s offering will reflect the chef’s signature style and highlight the uniqueness of their restaurant and community. The tasting will also have beverage stations and other activations from our national and local sponsors.




TasteTwenty Host Chef
Anya El-Wattar
Birch & Rye
San Francisco, CA

TasteTwenty Guest Chef
James Beard Award Semifinalist
Yuan Tang
Rooster and Owl
Washington, D.C.

C-Y Chia and Shane Stanbridge
Lion Dance Cafe
Oakland, CA

Kristina Liedags Compton
Hilda and Jesse
San Francisco, CA

Chef Bootcamp Alum
Nelson German
Sobre Mesa and alaMar Dominican Kitchen
Oakland, CA

Tracy Goh
San Francisco, CA

Matt Horn
Horn Barbecue
Oakland, CA

James Beard Award Nominee
Carlo Lamagna
Magna Kusina
Portland, OR

Ethan Leung
Baon Kainan
Portland, OR

James Beard Award Semifinalist
Dominica Rice Cisneros
Oakland, CA

James Beard Award Nominee and Chef Bootcamp Alum
Crystal Wahpepah
Wahpepah's Kitchen
Oakland, CA

James Beard Award Semifinalist
David Yoshimura
San Francisco, CA


Food and beverage offerings are subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

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Reservation Policy: All reservations are nonrefundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, the James Beard Foundation will offer options including ticket exchanges, use of tickets for future events, and option to donate tickets. For more information, contact

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