Brett Emerson

Brett Emerson

San Francisco

About Brett Emerson

Brett Emerson is the chef/co-owner of Contigo and the soon-to-be Barceloneta. He inherited his love of food from his mother, a proud New Yorker, and his grandmother, a refined New Englander. After attending the California Culinary Academy, he cooked at Greens. He then cooked at smaller chef-owned restaurants before opening his own restaurant.

My Venues

  • Contigo
    1320 Castro St
    San Francisco, CA


  • Bib Gourmand
    Michelin Guide
  • Three Stars
    San Francisco magazine
  • Where to Go Next: San Francisco
    Food & Wine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Scenes from the days leading
"Scenes from the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. A 5-ounce Perigord truffle for Contigo’s Valentines, sweetheart cookies, magenta tulips for @elanemerson 💖, ranunculus at the Ferry Plaza market, and Tilden 💞. Happy Valentine’s Day y’all."
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Feeling fino on Friday. 79
"Feeling fino on Friday. 79 degrees. #sherry-hour"
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Life has given us lemons (a
"Life has given us lemons (a dozen Meyer lemon trees to be exact)... and calamansi (!), makrut limes, oranges, grapefruits, guavas and avocados! Plus peaches, fuyu persimmons and apples in the summer. We’re filled with gratitude for our new home in Scotts Valley. Come visit and get your Vitamin C on."
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The King 👑
"The King 👑"
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Amazing sweet local spot
"Amazing sweet local spot prawns from @hhfreshfishco, cooked in cast iron on sea salt."
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Knoll Farms green garlic 💚
"Knoll Farms green garlic 💚"
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At My Venues