chris attended the california culinary academy in san francisco, graduating in 2002 at the top of his class. in addition, he also earned a certificate in baking and pastry at the culinary institute of america in napa valley. he has extensive culinary experience from asia de cuba at clift hotel, roy’s in san francisco and brix in napa valley. artisan is built upon chef kobayashi’s attention to detail, focus on locally sourced ingredients and fervor for refined cuisine.
shandi has finally found her way back to the dirt and runs the artisan farm. from planting to harvesting and the many details in between, she provides artisan with produce and herbs that are farmed organically just a few miles from the restaurant.