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After Haven, Plum: Checking in with Chef Kim Alter

Kim Alter. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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Nosh touched base recently with Chef Kim Alter, who’s on the verge of signing papers for a new restaurant in San Francisco. The 34-year-old won acclaim at Haven, then headed up Plum — both Daniel Patterson Group (DPG) enterprises in Oakland. Since a shake-up in May at Plum, which briefly became Ume, Alter has been taking a much-needed break from cooking full time. Nosh joined her at the San Francisco Ferry Building farmer’s market to learn a bit about her approach to food and more. Photographs by Emilie Raguso.

Last we heard about you, in May, Plum became Ume, and you were going to take a bit of a rest while helping out at other DPG restaurants until you got your own restaurant in the city. What’s the latest news?

I was going to the markets for Haven and Ume, until July when my transmission failed. Now I just go casually. I still help out at the DPG, but the helping out isn’t super defined right now. Until not long ago, I was working at Plum Bar doing all the liquor production for all the restaurants, and I was cooking at the bar a few nights a week. There are some changes in the next few weeks, where my role will be more defined. … Continue reading »

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The Nosh Wire: 09.17.14

Adam's Mediterranean Grill & Café, Oakland. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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The Nosh Wire: 09.16.14

Doukkala, Oakland. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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The Nosh Wire: 09.15.14

"Gourmet Ghetto" at Magnes explores diverse culinary cultures (J Weekly)
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The Nosh Wire: 09.12.14

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The Nosh Wire: 09.10.14

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The Nosh Wire: 09.09.14

Marin Miyagi oysters with grilled corn and Old Bay butter ($3 each), Townie in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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The Nosh Wire: 09.08.14

This is how we brunch. La Note. Photo: Siciliana Trevino
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The Nosh Wire: 09.04.14

Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar. Photo: William Newton
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The Nosh Wire: 09.03.14

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The Nosh Wire: 09.02.14

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The Nosh Wire: 08.29.14

Tea time at the Elmwood. Photo: WIlliam Newton
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The Nosh Wire: 08.27.14

Sweet Bar Bakery in Oakland. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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