Ryan Farr

Chef
Ryan Farr

San Francisco

About Ryan Farr

Ryan Farr is the chef/co-owner of 4505 Meats/Chicharrones and 4505 Burgers & BBQ. Growing up in San Francisco, he started his culinary career as a dishwasher. Eventually working as a cook, he decided to take the next step and attend the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. After school, he moved back home and started cooking with Melissa Perello at Charles Nob Hill. In 2007, he became opening chef de cuisine at Elizabeth Falkner’s Orson, honing his butchery skills and developing a passion for all things meat.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Author
    Whole Best Butchery
  • Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes
    Known as the Meat Whisperer
  • The Chow 13
    (Chow.com)
  • The Big Eat SF
    7x7 magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF
  • Thrillist
    Best Burgers in America (2015)

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Classic cheeseburger
$$, Outdoor Seating, Burgers, Food Truck, Embarcadero
"This is my new favorite burger in the city. First, the name is amazing. Second, it really is the best damn grass-fed cheeseburger. It's got a delicious, freshly grilled sesame bun and it's not very greasy like a lot of other burgers. It's a bit small but fits perfectly in your hands, so that you'll want another one the second the experience is over. A simple burger, there are no random condiments—just lettuce, bun, meat, cheese and secret sauce. Perfection."