Zuni Café

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Zuni Café

Zuni Café is a restaurant in San Francisco, California. It is located on Market Street in San Francisco and named after the Zuni tribe of indigenous Pueblo peoples of Arizona and New Mexico.[1]

Zuni Café was established in 1979 by Billy West. In 1981 he hired Vince Calcagno as the manager, who became a business partner in 1987. West and Calcagno hired Judy Rodgers (formerly of Chez Panisse) as head chef in 1987.[2] West died on July 1, 1994; Calcagno and Rodgers went on to become co-owners.

Zuni Cafe, with Rodgers at the helm, won the James Beard Foundation Award for 'Best Chef: Pacific' in 2000, 'Outstanding Restaurant' in 2003, and 'Outstanding Chef' in 2004.[3] In 2018, the restaurant received the James Beard Award for Outstanding Service.[4]

Calcagno retired in 2006. Gilbert Pilgram joined Zuni Café as a co-owner in 2006.[1] Rodgers died on December 2, 2013.[5]


  1. ^ a b "History :: Zuni :: San Francisco". zunicafe.com.
  2. ^ Michael Bauer (2009-02-11). "1979: A classic year for San Francisco dining". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  3. ^ James Beard Foundation website retrieved 22 October 2015
  4. ^ "James Beard winners: Grgich, Crenn, B. Patisserie, Zuni Cafe". The Mercury News. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  5. ^ "Judy Rodgers, Chef of Refined Simplicity, Dies at 57". nytimes.com. Dec 3, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°46′25″N 122°25′17″W / 37.773656°N 122.421447°W / 37.773656; -122.421447