Gerard Darian is the executive chef and co-owner of Roostertail. After graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, he spent a key part of his earlier career in Hollywood working with Wolfgang Puck at Spago during the restaurant’s late 1980’s heyday. The celebrity chef concept was born at Spago, and Gerard gained a wealth of experience both in the kitchen and in the field of restaurant development and marketing.
Gerard moved to the Bay Area in 1994 to work as a chef at Postrio. After four years at Postrio he moved on to Bix, where he served as Executive Chef for three years. Gerard left Bix to launch Birley Sandwiches, a successful lunchtime venue serving Financial District and South of Market patrons.
After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Tracy Green worked at Woodward’s Gardens, an influential, groundbreaking restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District with a focus on natural, seasonally-fresh cuisine.
Tracy left Woodward’s Garden to go work at Postrio, one of San Francisco’s most famous and renowned restaurants. In 1998, she left Postrio to work at Chapeau!.
With Roostertail, Tracy and Gerard have tapped their creativity to conceive a new culinary experience for the Bay Area – with a focus on providing delicious rotisserie chicken, an additional selection of other protein options, and sumptuous sides with wide appeal across a variety of palates.
Gerard and Tracy met while working at Postrio. They live in San Francisco and have three children.
11:30 am – 10:00 pm