CUESA | Market to Table Demo: Ralph Burgin, Sutro's at the Cliff House

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Ralph Burgin, Sutro's at the Cliff House

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

When seasoned chef Ralph Burgin joined San Francisco’s historic Cliff House in 1998 to oversee the restaurant’s growth and restoration project, he did it by taking on front-of-the-house roles like culinary director, general manager, and VP of Operations. Now, almost 20 years later, Chef Burgin is back in the kitchen as chef de cuisine, marking an exciting time for Sutro’s restaurant and the Cliff House legacy.

The Cliff House, one of San Francisco’s most beloved dining destinations, continues to serve locals and out-of-town visitors with classically executed contemporary cuisine in a spectacular oceanfront setting. “Environmentally, we do our part by sourcing sustainable fish, and preparations don’t detract from the delicacies of the fish. Our soups and salads are hyper-seasonal and change often, depending on the time of year and what our farmers are growing,” Chef Burgin says.

Born in Germany’s restaurant-rich Rhine Valley, Chef Burgin has worked as a chef in celebrated restaurants throughout Europe and the United States for more than 20 years. During this period, he won several culinary awards and carries the esteemed title of certified master chef.

Within his tenure, he has overseen the operations through the renovations of the Cliff House, which include the new Sutro wing with Sutro’s restaurant and the renovated 1909 building, which include the Bistro, Take Out and Banquet facilities.

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »