Traci Des Jardins
A native of Northern Californian, Traci Des Jardins is known as one of the top female chefs in the country. Des Jardins is a two-time James Beard award-winner and has earned a number of industry accolades throughout her career. Traci Des Jardins has been a part of the San Francisco food community for 25 years and has opened many great San Francisco restaurants.
She currently runs a diverse group of eateries, including her iconic Jardinière, the Ferry Building-located Mijita Cocina Mexicana and Public House in Oracle Park. Three of Traci’s ventures -- The Commissary, Arguello and TRANSIT -- are located in the Presidio in San Francisco in partnership with the Presidio Trust and Bon Appétit Management Company. They also offer catering, under Presidio Foods Catering, in a number of amazing venues in the Presidio. In 2018, Chef De Jardins launched School Night SF in collaboration with The Pearl. True to its name, the bar is open Sunday through Wednesday from 5 pm to midnight, featuring hand-crafted pisco, agave and whiskey cocktails by Enrique Sanchez and Mexican-influenced bar snacks.
Classically trained in French cuisine by some of the best chefs and restaurateurs in the world, Des Jardins' style is also influenced by her Mexican and French-Acadian grandparents, who taught her how to cook. Throughout her more than two decades in San Francisco, Des Jardins has continued to focus and evolve her style of cooking as well as her restaurants.
The Commissary: 101 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129
Arguello: 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129
School Night: 601 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Mijita: One Ferry Building, #44, San Francisco, CA 94111