Leslie Peng

Chef
Leslie Peng

San Francisco

About Leslie Peng

Chef Peng is a Northern California native who grew up in Davis amongst the beautiful backdrop of farmlands. She moved to the Bay Area to attend university, and fell in love with the wide diversity of new cuisines she tasted in Berkeley. She began working as a prep cook, determined to become a part of the fascinating world of restaurant, and gradually progressed through the cooking ranks. In the spring of 2014, she returned to San Francisco, joining the Slanted Door family, as their Executive Pastry Chef. In 2017, after showcasing her creative talents in the running the Pastry Department, she was promoted to Chef de Cuisine.

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Daikon cakes
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Vietnamese, Cocktail, Embarcadero
"When I go into the city for wine tasting events with my sommelier team, we take the ferry (the truly civilized way to do this) and snag an early lunch table at The Slanted Door. While I always find some new tasty treats, it’s the simple stuff they do—like these chewy, umami-infused daikon cakes—that get me Jonesin' every time."
Daikon cakes
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Vietnamese, Cocktail, Embarcadero
"I am always up for trying new things, but this is the one dish I always insist on ordering at The Slanted Door. No one makes daikon cakes like Charles Phan!"