Erik Hopfinger

Erik Hopfinger

San Francisco

About Erik Hopfinger

Erik Hopfinger, nickname "The Pirate Chef" is the owner and founder of the Finger Food Restaurant Consulting. He worked his way through the ranks of several New York City and Bay Area restaurants. In 2002, he was named a SF Chronicle “Rising Star." In 2008, he even appeared on the popular television show, Top Chef.

My Venues


  • Rising Star Chef
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Top 10 Restaurants (Spoon)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Contestant
    Top Chef

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Local Crab, Rock shrimp
"Local Crab, Rock shrimp Ceviche, organic little Gem lettuces, avocado lime crema"
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I am so very excited to get in
"I am so very excited to get in the kitchen @ The Cooperage this week!!"
Stoked to announce the opening
"Stoked to announce the opening of the Cooperage in Lafayette Ca soon mid February!!!"
"Happy new year!!!"
"To be in San Diego for one day what's a must stop for great food???"
"I am truly saddened to have learned of the passing of a true culinary master chef Charlie Trotter!! RIP Chef!!!"