Say Hello to The Alembic’s New Chef

There’s a new chef in town at The Alembic! Executive Chef Rachel Aronow makes her debut with a new seasonally-inspired menu.


Rachel Aronow has been announced as the new Executive Chef at The Alembic. Aronow’s cooking career began in 2009 when she joined the team at Luma (Petaluma, CA). After just one year, Aronow soared through the kitchen ranks to become the Chef/Kitchen Manager where she received a Michelin accolade for her unique take on Neapolitan-style pizzas, nouveau peasant-style entrees, and a celebrated key-lime pie with a dark chocolate cookie crust. She was then scouted by the United States Coast Guard to be the youngest cooking instructor for their highly competitive culinary school. Following her time with the Coast Guard, Aronow brought her skills to award-winning kitchens around the country, co-authored a cookbook for cancer patients, and was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at 3rd Cousin Restaurant in San Francisco.


Aronow’s vision for the Alembic is to bring the community and fine dining together with inspired hyper-seasonal offerings which represent not only her but, the team around her and their story too. As Aronow says “no great chef has done it alone. They achieved collectively by actualizing with a team from different walks of life, with different flavors, and different experiences.” When it comes to putting together her new menu, Aronow is most excited to offer inspired seasonal dishes. The Alembic team maintains a 1,000+ square foot garden in the back of the restaurant which provides some of the most important ingredients. “It is a dream come true to be able to create and showcase the best of what Northern California’s landscape can offer and what we can, in time, raise together in our own garden.” Aronow will be introducing new menu items throughout the summer and plans to debut her new menu this August.


Be sure to say hello to Rachel while she serves up some delicious bites at the 12th Annual Dress for Success Fashion Gala on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Eat Drink SF August 24 through 27.


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