Brett Cooper

Brett Cooper

San Francisco

About Brett Cooper

Brett Cooper is the chef/owner of Aster. He began his culinary career at 17 as a prep cook in Colorado. After refining his fine-dining experiences in San Francisco's best restaurants, he moved to a yet unknown Outerlands and undertook the new challenge of adapting his fine-dining techniques to a casual setting. By incorporating a deep appreciation for authentic products with classic and modern cooking techniques and fresh perspective, he transformed an out-of-the-way cafe into a dining destination.

My Venues

  • Aster
    1001 Guerrero St
    San Francisco, CA


  • Rising Star Chef
    San Francisco magazine
  • Top 100 Restaurants
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Nominee for Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Pickled nasturtium 🔥
"Pickled nasturtium 🔥"
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Super excited to collaborate
"Super excited to collaborate with @#astersf"
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Smoked duck breast and
"Smoked duck breast and croquette of confit leg. Tat soi rabe with preserved yuzu vin, green garlic emulsion, and our vadouvan. #astersf"
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Artichoke, comte, caramelized
"Artichoke, comte, caramelized sunchoke, pickled beech mushroom, fines herbes, raw chestnut #newclassics"
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At My Venues