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Kim Alter

Chef/Owner of EarlyBird Hospitality

Kim Alter is the chef/owner of Nightbird and adjoining Linden Room, in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. Alter worked at the helm of kitchens such as Haven and Plum in Oakland, California. Prior to that, she has worked in some of the Bay Area’s most notable restaurant kitchens including Manresa, Ubuntu, Aqua, and Acquerello.

Alter’s menus showcase a commitment to technique, whole animal cookery, and support of local farms. Her food often takes familiar dishes to new places with creative spins on classics. Alter earned a James Beard nomination in 2018, Sustainable Chef of the year from Star Chefs and Top 100 restaurant from the Chronicle in 2019.