Melissa Perello


About Melissa Perello

Chef Melissa Perello is the chef/co-owner of Octavia and Frances. In 1994, she attended the Culinary Institute of America. Before opening her first restaurant, she worked at Fifth Floor in 2006 as executive chef, which went on to win a Michelin star. In 2009, she opened her first restaurant Frances, which quickly gained a Michelin star once more. In 2015, she opened her second restaurant, Octavia.

  • Nominee for Best New Restaurant
    James Beard Foundation
  • One Star
    Michelin Guide

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  • Nominee for Rising Star Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Rising Star Chef
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

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