AWARD WINNING SAN FRANCISCO BREWERY ‘SOCIAL KITCHEN AND BREWERY’ HIRES VISUAL ARTIST TURNED CHEF ANDREW GREENE
Monday, March 21, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - Social Kitchen and Brewery has recently brought Executive Chef Andrew Greene onboard to advance their food program to the same gold medal caliber the craft beer brewed on site has become in the past 6 years. Chef Andrew is known for his creative pop up dinners around the city and will be bringing that same energy to Social. Andrew’s education and background as a visual artist later transpired into the kitchen, leading him to opportunities as Executive Chef of Troya in the Fillmore, and a favorite of Naked Kitchen’s pop up dinners in the Mission.
“My plans for Social are to simply create food that matches the caliber of our beer. Our Brewmaster Kim is a mad scientist and together I think we can do something special. I am really excited to bring a new menu to the guest's table and to get our monthly Brewmaster Dinners up and running again.” - Executive Chef Andrew Greene
Along with some changes to the menu, customers can expect to see the return of Social’s ‘Brewmaster Dinners’ originally put in place by Social’s first Brewmaster and Master Cicerone, Rich Higgins. The monthly dinner event will feature unique dishes that will be paired with a handpicked selection of brews by current Brewmaster Kim Sturdavant, and allow guests a fun and unique experience with both the kitchen and the brewery. A new brunch menu has already been put in place, and changes to the dinner menu will be launching in April.
With Chef Greene creating dishes with unique flavors that pair well with the beer, and Brewmaster Sturdavant at the helm crafting award winning brews, Social Kitchen and Brewery is settling their roots in the city as a craft beer destination for locals and tourists alike.
About Social Kitchen and Brewery:
Social Kitchen & Brewery is the Sunset's destination for locally brewed craft beer in San Francisco. Home of award winning Brewmaster Kim Sturdavant and Executive Chef Andrew Greene, Social offers contemporary comfort food, inventive cocktails, and a wide variety of craft beers. Social is located just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park in the lively neighborhood of the Inner Sunset. In 2015, Social brought home the Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for 'Mr. Kite's Pale Ale' in the Classic English - Pale Ale Category.
About Executive Chef Andrew Greene:
Chef Andrew Greene originally hails from Southern California but has called San Francisco his home for the past twelve years since moving here to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. His love for art quickly transitioned from the canvas to the plate, and he strives to cultivate and encourage mind expansion through each of his passions. Andrew was previously Executive Chef at Troya Fillmore, a modern Turkish-inspired Mediterranean restaurant, and is honored to take the helm as new Executive Chef at Social Kitchen and Brewery. He's excited to create food that matches the caliber of the locally brewed craft beer program already in place.
About Brewmaster Kim Sturdavant:
Award Winning Brewmaster Kim Sturdavant enjoys using a combination of ingredients from all over the world creating beer that is both approachable and unique. At Social he focuses on brewing English and California inspired ales, an array of Belgian styles, American and German style lagers, as well as experimental styles utilizing barrel aging, sour mashing, wild yeast, and other techniques. His love of complexity and intricacy in flavor make all of Social’s beers stellar for food pairing. Striving to make beer that leaves it up to you whether to ponder the details or simply enjoy without pretension, his favorites are the ones you drink with friends on any occasion.
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