Alana’s culinary education blossomed in the South of France where she fell in love with market cooking. Her simple approach to cooking melds local, seasonal produce with classic French recipes to create dishes that highlight the loveliest flavors of each ingredient. A fluent French speaker, Alana spent her time in France translating and cooking French recipes while observing how food transforms people’s lives.
Alana’s appreciation of food extends outside of the kitchen. As a teenager, she formed an appreciation for the relationship between the garden and the kitchen and she currently participates in urban farming projects. She lets the seasons shape her menu and she intentionally chooses ingredients that are vibrant, fresh, and sustainably sourced. After her time in France, Alana received formal training in Millennium’s kitchen and, most recently, shaped the food menu at Two Sisters Bar & Books in San Francisco. She has a deep affection for poached eggs and enjoys making you love vegetables you thought you didn’t like.