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Cincinnati-native, Indiana University (BS Public Management) and Johnson & Wales (AS Culinary Arts) graduate has been a San Francisco resident for more than a decade. He misses Skyline Chili, but gets to root on his hometown teams (Reds and Bengals) with his sons Everett and Charlie and wife Stacy from their digs on Potrero Hill all year long. Any spirit suits his busy lifestyle, but it’s the brown, aged juice from Kentucky that gets poured the most. Up, neat, rocks, or sour, it’s the bartender’s call. Scott can also be found hocking his Youk’s Hot Sauce at several choice locations around town. His love for art, culture, food and family make Italy his regular vacation destination. Indie rock, Alt-Country, and Phish blares from his car rides to the Farmer’s Market all while he plots his next snowboarding trip to Tahoe. Scott’s next endeavor is the opening of Loma Brewing Company, a brewpub in Los Gatos, with his brother, former MLB player Kevin Youkilis. Get in touch with Scott.
Robin Song, a native of Los Angeles, has grown his career in the Bay Area over the past 15 years. While still in school, he started his career at BayWolf in Oakland under Nathan Peterson and Louis Le Gassic. Two chefs with two very different styles, they offered him an education. “I learned how to cook at BayWolf; they taught me everything I know,” Song says. Le Gassic taught him how to butcher and the fundamentals of cooking, whereas Peterson taught Song the importance of food history and regions. After five years, Chef Song left BayWolf and continued on to forays at Serpentine in the Dogpatch, Contigo in Noe Valley, Daniel Patterson’s Haven and Plum in the East Bay, and Michelin-starred Ame in Nob Hill. When Song approached Hog & Rocks owner and restaurateur Scott Youkilis in 2012, they weren’t serving the type of cuisine Song was looking to create; however, the two had an immediate understanding of each another. Song has elevated the bar food offerings and expanded the menu to incorporate a sense of rustic refinement with hyperlocal, seasonal ingredients. This expertly-crafted cuisine has garnered him The San Francisco Chronicle’s 2013 award for Rising Star Chef, including the Top 100 List, and most recently, the first-ever SF Weekly 2015 Readers’ Choice award for Best Chef.
Robin Song Wins Best Chef in Best of San Francisco Reader's Poll
Featured in SF Weekly, May 2015
The Best Alternatives to SF's Most Popular Restaurants
Featured in 7×7, May 2015.
These 12 Special Burgers Are Only Available for Eater Burger Week
Featured in Eater SF, April 2015
Hog & Rocks
Featured in The Infatuation, February 2015
Overheard: Is Restaurant Week Worth It?
Featured on PlateOnline.com, February 2015
CUESA Sunday Supper
CUESA Sunday Supper – October 18
On Sunday, October 18th, Chef Robin along with the Bay Area’s brightest chefs will prepare an elegant feast in the San Francisco Ferry Building Grand Hall to support CUESA’s mission to cultivate a healthy food system. For more information on CUESA’s Sunday Supper and to purchase tickets, click here.