Brenda Buenviaje

Chef
Brenda Buenviaje

San Francisco

About Brenda Buenviaje

Brenda is the Chef Proprietor of Brenda's French Soul Food. She grew up on the West bank of New Orleans, Louisiana in a little town called Harvey. As a girl she spent much of her time trapping crawfish in the canals behind her house, crabbing in nearby Lafitte, picking wild blackberries, gathering pecans and fishing on the local bayous and along the Gulf Coast on her family’s boat. She was not only fortunate to have access to the rich abundance of local seafood and produce, but also the diverse styles of cuisine embodied by her Sicilian, French and Filipino ascendants.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Top 50 Restaurants in San Francisco
    Zagat

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Crawfish beignets
Crawfish beignets
$$, Breakfast, Southern / Soul, Tenderloin
"These come covered in paprika powder which makes for a unique exterior, and when you bite into it, you get this delicious hot cheese. The flavors and textures are amazing. You can also get the beignet flight, which has a sampling of each offering if you want a bit of variety."