Kim Alter

Chef, Owner
Kim Alter

San Francisco

About Kim Alter

Kim Alter is the chef/owner of Nightbird and adjoining Linden Room. She formerly worked with the Daniel Patterson Group for three years at the helm of kitchens such as Haven and Plum in Oakland, California. Prior to that, she has worked in some of the Bay Area’s most notable restaurant kitchens including Manresa, Ubuntu, Aqua and Acquerello. Her food often takes familiar dishes to new places with creatives pins on classics.


  • Bib Gourmand (Plum)
    Michelin Guide
  • Nominee for Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Three Stars (Haven)
    San Francisco magazine
  • Best New Chef
    Oakland Magazine
  • Best New Restaurant (Haven)
    Oakland Magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF
  • Best Chef: West Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Potato Fondants
$$, Modern, Restaurant, Civic Center
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