This year’s batch of young hospitality innovators runs the gamut from a socially minded general manager intent on employing SF’s most marginalized citizens to a chef-and-sommelier team that apply color and music theory to wine pairings. In between, philanthropic entrepreneurs make nightlife mean something, while others help guide the nation’s food and drink trends with obsessive attention to ingredients and craft. There are a lot of reasons San Francisco (and its immediate neighbors) is considered the best food city in the country — and here are 30 of them, making up the next generation of food-and-drink greats.
Jessica Sackler, an Amity Regional High graduate (‘04) has just been named to the latest Zagat’s list of 30 under 30 in the San Francisco restaurant market. Jessica went through the entire Amity system, starting at Beecher Road School in Woodbridge. She graduated from the University of CT in 2008 and received a Master’s in Management of Hospitality (MMH) from Cornell University in 2011. Before becoming a partner in her current venture, Calavera, in Oakland, CA she previously was a restaurant manager for celebrity chefs Jose Andres in Washington, DC and Michael Chiarello in San Francisco, CA. Her mother Cheryl Sackler, DVM, is a long time area veterinarian.