Hello SF Chowhounds,
I grew up in SF but now live in LA. Recently, a chef friend of mine just moved to the bay area to work as a private chef to someone. His boss never mentioned that he loved Chinese food...until after he moved and took the job. The boss also loves all the non-Chinese things my chef friend is actually good at, but my friend is realizing that he needs to learn something about Chinese food and FAST. So he needs two things:
1) He needs to educate himself on Chinese food PRONTO and woul'd love to know which Chinese restaurants he must go to, and varying in cuisines. Price is no issue, nor is geography. Anywhere from SF to Berkeley to Palo Alto, he doesn't mind driving around to eat at various places.
2) He would love to meet other cooks/chefs of high end Chinese cuisine, and perhaps, even get a lesson or two.
Thanks for any help!!!