Cortney Burns

Cortney Burns

San Francisco

About Cortney Burns

Cortney Burns is the chef/co-owner of the newly restaurant Duna, a Central European concept. She and her partner Nick Balla opened there temporary, experimental restaurant Motze. Her passion resides around artisan techniques for Old World preparation, like making their own sausage, cheese, dried spices, fermented beverages, and pickling and preserving in-house.


  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Bib Gourmand
    Michelin Guide
  • Co-author
    Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes (coming soon)
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

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