Award-winning pastry chef Robert Hac joins us to taste some of the best chocolate croissants in San Francisco. Robert is the pastry chef at Sons & Daughters, where he builds seasonal desserts inspired by memories of the foods he ate as a kid. He traces his love of cooking to his grandma, and the dumplings and mochi they made together. We talk about the start of his decade-plus career before Robert shares the essential trait needed to enter the culinary world, creeps himself out from his open kitchen, and defends the artisan creator. And what in the world does Jackson Pollock have to do with dessert? Tune in to find out!
Links and Show Notes
The ten croissants we tasted for episode 14, Two Whole Croissants https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/f/ff67b32d-68dc-4ffa-8e3e-157bcf552e52/1NJKUkFD.jpg
Sons & Daughters (https://www.sonsanddaughterssf.com)
2017 Pastry Chef of the Year, San Francisco Magazine (https://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/best-chef-awards-2017)
Second Act Marketplace (http://secondactsf.com)
California Culinary Academy (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Culinary_Academy)
San Francisco Cooking School (https://www.sfcooking.com)
City College of San Francisco Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies program (https://www.ccsf.edu/en/educational-programs/school-and-departments/school-of-business/CulinaryArtsAndHospitalityStudies.html)
Stage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stage_%28cooking%29)—“An unpaid internship when a cook or chef works briefly, for free, in another chef's kitchen to learn and be exposed to new techniques and cuisines.”
The French Laundry (https://www.thomaskeller.com/tfl)
Dandelion Camino Verde chocolate (https://www.dandelionchocolate.com/our-beans/camino-verde/)
Chocolate Croissant map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1hs9DyCkVRfP28NV5ZtLb2nj07yswDgvm&ll=37.769986599968426%2C-122.43076464211424&z=14)
Lettuce Wrap Chocolate Croissant map https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/f/ff67b32d-68dc-4ffa-8e3e-157bcf552e52/eVY8xH7H.jpg
Our thanks to Robert for joining us. You can find him on Instagram (@mrroberthac) (https://www.instagram.com/mrroberthac/) and at Sons & Daughters (https://www.sonsanddaughterssf.com).
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