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 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 Award nomination in 2018 and 2020, and Nightbird was named a Top 100 restaurant by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Awards & Press
- James Beard Award