Having been just a few years out of culinary school, Jonathan Sutton and Tony Ferrari, chef/owners of Hillside Supper Club in Bernal Heights, hadn't planned on opening a restaurant by the age of twenty-five. But most things don't happen the way we expect.
After going to school together, the duo each trained under the likes of Michael Mina and eventually started working on a pop-up dinner service in Bernal Heights. The pop-up dinners began to take on the feel of a supper club and the diners soon started encouraging Sutton and Ferrari to open a full fledged restaurant.
The two young chefs take their roles as approachable food makers almost as seriously as they view their responsibility as employers in their community. Listen to the episode to hear the full story, what inspires Sutton and Ferrari, and how the current economic climate of San Francisco is impacting them as small business owners.