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Flavor Profile: Saison's Joshua Skenes

Joshua Skenes

Saison Chef Joshua Skenes

Credentials: Chef/owner, Saison

News flash: 
Saison opens its new location on Townsend Street in SoMA

When did you first 
know you wanted to be a chef?
Maybe that time at summer camp, when we trapped a 
water moccasin and sautéed it.

What’s in your refrigerator?
Wine. Collard greens. Natto.

Favorite pairing?
Tea and ice cream.

If you weren’t a chef, you’d be...
Probably teaching martial arts or baking muffins. It’s all the rage these days.

Describe your 
kitchen persona in one word.
Miyagi.

Customer pet peeves?
Unwillingness to try new things. I know your mom made you eat that last bite of broccoli, but come on kids!

Proudest 
professional 
moment?
Opening Saison in its new location. But getting two Michelin stars was up there.