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Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur & Food Writer; Considered a Leading Proponent of California Cuisine

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Daniel Patterson is an American chef, restaurateur and food writer, considered a leading proponent of California cuisine.

A self-taught chef, Patterson was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. His mother was a French and history teacher, and his father was a lawyer. He says his family's frequent travels to France influenced his views on food. He began working as a restaurant dishwasher at age 14, and attended Duke University before dropping out. In 1989 he moved to Sonoma, California with then-girlfriend (and later wife) Elizabeth Ramsey. With Ramsey, Patterson opened Babette's, a French-inspired restaurant, in Sonoma in 1994 at age 25. The restaurant subsequently closed in 1999 when his lease expired. Wine Spector described it as a "top" restaurant in the town. Patterson and Ramsey opened Elizabeth Daniel in 2000, and closed it on New Years Day, 2004 due to slow business despite a strong reputation. He was opening chef at Frisson, a short-lived restaurant that incorporated elements of aromatherapy and molecular gastronomy.

Coi, which he opened in 2006, earned two Michelin stars, and was one of several restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area to earn four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. Patterson describes its concept as combining haute cuisine, an emphasis on local vegetables, a modern aesthetic and a personal approach to cooking, with "a casual, neighborhood feeling." The approach was uncommon at the time, but later became a hallmark of Northern California restaurants. His cooking at Coi involves foraging for wild ingredients, using aromas and essential oils (including asking patrons to rub grapefruit oil on their hands before a dish, or placing inedible fragrant flowers on a dish) and making his own ingredients (for example, butter churned in-house).

He opened an informal rotisserie, Il Cane Rosso ("the red dog" in Italian), in the San Francisco Ferry Building with co-owner Lauren Kiino. He opened restaurants Plum in Uptown Oakland in 2010 and Haven in Oakland's Jack London Square in 2012. Both have similar menus and experience to Coi with a choice of a la carte or tasting menus.

Patterson lives in Oakland, California, and is married to litigation attorney Alexandra Foote.

Patterson also writes about food. He is an occasional contributor to New York Times Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine and San Francisco Magazine. In 2004 he wrote "The Magic of Essential Oils in Food and Fragrance" together with co-author Mandy Aftel, a noted perfume maker.

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Daniel Patterson Biography

Daniel Patterson is an American chef, restaurateur and food writer, considered a leading proponent of California cuisine.

A self-taught chef, Patterson was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. His mother was a French and history teacher, and his father was a lawyer. He says his family's frequent travels to France influenced his views on food. He began working as a restaurant dishwasher at age 14, and attended Duke University before dropping out. In 1989 he moved to Sonoma, California with then-girlfriend (and later wife) Elizabeth Ramsey. With Ramsey, Patterson opened Babette's, a French-inspired restaurant, in Sonoma in 1994 at age 25. The restaurant subsequently closed in 1999 when his lease expired. Wine Spector described it as a "top" restaurant in the town. Patterson and Ramsey opened Elizabeth Daniel in 2000, and closed it on New Years Day, 2004 due to slow business despite a strong reputation. He was opening chef at Frisson, a short-lived restaurant that incorporated elements of aromatherapy and molecular gastronomy.

Coi, which he opened in 2006, earned two Michelin stars, and was one of several restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area to earn four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. Patterson describes its concept as combining haute cuisine, an emphasis on local vegetables, a modern aesthetic and a personal approach to cooking, with "a casual, neighborhood feeling." The approach was uncommon at the time, but later became a hallmark of Northern California restaurants. His cooking at Coi involves foraging for wild ingredients, using aromas and essential oils (including asking patrons to rub grapefruit oil on their hands before a dish, or placing inedible fragrant flowers on a dish) and making his own ingredients (for example, butter churned in-house).

He opened an informal rotisserie, Il Cane Rosso ("the red dog" in Italian), in the San Francisco Ferry Building with co-owner Lauren Kiino. He opened restaurants Plum in Uptown Oakland in 2010 and Haven in Oakland's Jack London Square in 2012. Both have similar menus and experience to Coi with a choice of a la carte or tasting menus.

Patterson lives in Oakland, California, and is married to litigation attorney Alexandra Foote.

Patterson also writes about food. He is an occasional contributor to New York Times Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine and San Francisco Magazine. In 2004 he wrote "The Magic of Essential Oils in Food and Fragrance" together with co-author Mandy Aftel, a noted perfume maker.

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  • How much does it cost to book Daniel Patterson?

    Booking fees for Daniel Patterson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Daniel Patterson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Daniel Patterson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Daniel Patterson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Daniel Patterson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Daniel Patterson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Daniel Patterson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Daniel Patterson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Daniel Patterson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Daniel Patterson generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are April Bloomfield, David Chang, Sue Zemanick, Jamie Bissonnette and Justin Aprahamian. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Daniel Patterson for an upcoming event.

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