San Fran’s Forbe’s 30 Under 30

Forbes 30 Under 30 is an annual listing of the brightest and most innovative individuals from across the nation in various categories.  From Sports to Manufacturing, the list showcases those making a difference in their field.  In the Food/Drink category, I am not surprised to learn that nearly a third in this category are from the San Francisco area. Congratulations to my home team players! 

Jason Wang, 28

Founder, Caviar for the Masses

Jason Wang

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Wang began his career in San Francisco's financial district in 2012, and found problems with his favorite restaurant not delivering lunch-time fare. Thus, a premium food delivery service was born. Caviar now operates in 15 cities across the country.

Laura Borel, 26

Head of nutrition, Jawbone


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Ms. Borel is a Swiss-born Stanford graduate who was instrumental in the food release of eating advice to the wearable tech, Jawbone.

Ali Bouzari, 27

Cofounder, PILOT R&D


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Mr. Bouzari is a culinary scientist who launched Pilot R+D, a consultancy and food think tank that will help everyone develop new cooking techniques and refine their food.

Lisa Fetterman, 27

CEO, Nomiku

Lisa Fetterman

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Ms. Fetterman created the first home immersion circulator for sous vide cooking. Her machine, Nomiku, allows anybody to sous vide whether at home or at top restaurants.

Alex Kvamme, 26

Founder, Yelp SeatMe


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Mr. Kvamme created SeatMe, a cloud-based reservation system for restaurant and bar owners at just 23 years old.

Apoorva Mehta, 28


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Former Amazon exec started Instacart, an app which delivers groceries to people via a network of drivers. 

Josh Phelps, 29, Carlo Trinchero, 27

Cofounders, Taken Wine Company

Taken wine

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These two friends launched Taken line of wines in 2010, with the tagline, "great wine made by great friends."

Stephanie Prida, 29


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Best known for some of the best Paris-Brest (choux pastry and cream), Stephanie joined the 2 Michelin star Manresa in 2012.

Danielle Walker, 29

Author, "Against All Grain"

Against the Grain

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After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at 22, Ms. Walker started a blog about her journey back to health. Now she's the author of two New York Times best-selling books.