Dave Cruz at Little GEM

Bio

Dave Cruz is a cookbook author and chef at Little GEM. He discovered his true calling when he stepped in to cover for the chef who didn’t show up for work one day. He subsequently enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America to pursue a culinary degree and honed his skills at several acclaimed dining establishments including March Restaurant, Mas (farmhouse) and Nobu in New York City.

Accolades

  • 3 Stars (Ad Hoc)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Ad Hoc at Home (cookbook)
    Co-Author
  • Best General Cooking Book (2010)
    James Beard Foundation

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Dave Cruz reviews  at post.venue.name
"'Tis the season ... charred corn, sweet miso glaze, togarashi, grated pecan @littlegem.restaurant"
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Chef Dave Cruz reviews  at post.venue.name
"So let us begin ..."
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Chef Dave Cruz reviews  at post.venue.name
"Daydreaming of driving down the coast of Baja, cooking mussels in the Smokey Joe and eating fish tacos on seaside cliffs that feel like the edge of the earth. #timeforaroadtrip . . . . Seared petrale sole, spiced cabbage and orach slaw, sea beans, pickled red onions and citrus tobiko. #limemakesitevenbetter"
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