There is no shortage of seafood — or seafood lovers — in San Francisco, but Bar Crudo has been a favorite stopping place for many. The restaurant is now proudly celebrating ten years and we were lucky enough to meet with Chef Melissa Perfit.
Perfit has been with Bar Crudo from the beginning — she joined the fledgling restaurant fresh out of culinary school and, along with chef-owner Mike Selvera, was delighted to see unexpected lines of people beginning to form to wait for her food on a regular basis. She eventually decided to learn from other chefs, but happily returned a year and a half ago to the kitchen that launched her career, allowing her to see Bar Crudo through the culmination of its first decade.
Raised in Florda, Perfit long aspired to become a cinematographer and never thought she'd become a chef. Listen to the episode to discover what got her hooked on cooking, what her film background has to do with her life as a chef, and find out the one ingredient she can't stand, but works with every day.