2023 Chefs

Marc Zimmerman

Alexander’s Steakhouse

San Francisco, CA

Featured:  Saturday, May 13 Grand Tasting

Chef Marc Zimmerman started cooking at the age of 14.  At about 18 years of age he begged for a position under Steve Oakley, a Charlie Trotter Alum who was running the best restaurant in Indianapolis. It was working under him that opened his eyes to the beauty, intensity and intricacies of the hospitality business and from there he started his career and attended culinary school in New York.

He staged around NYC for a while getting his fix and checking off some boxes in some of the city’s most high profile kitchens. Once he was completely out of money, he moved to Las Vegas and took a position at Lutece.  From there he moved on to Nobu (Nobu Matsuhisa) and Okada (Takashi Yagihashi).  He then stepped back into the world of haute french cuisine at Restaurant Guy Savoy and shortly thereafter ended up teaming up with Joseph Elevado (past exec of Nobu) to assist him in the opening of his Pan-Asian dream (and wildly successful) restaurant named Social House.

Chef Zimmerman came to San Francisco in 2010 and joined Alexander’s Steakhouse and to this day he has been scouring the better part of the US and Japan in search of the best beef on the planet.

Located in the SoMa district of San Francisco, Alexander’s Steakhouse features a meticulously curated beef program with emphasis placed on highlighting small farms from the US, Australia, and Japan.  Modern techniques as well as ingredients are used to bring maximum flavor to the forefront.