The team that you'll see every day and night at Calistoga Kitchen is a diverse group of friends, uniquely suited to running this small, historic restaurant space. We are excited to be the newest part of Calistoga's vibrant restaurant scene and welcome our friends, neighbors, and visitors into the Calistoga Kitchen space.
Jennifer Bennett- managing member
Jen started her career working for her stepmother's restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee about 30 years ago. Throughout her career, she has worked every position possible- dishwasher, oyster shucker, bartender, host, server, manager, pastry chef, and finally owner when she bought Zazie Restaurant in San Francisco in 2005 (after five years as General Manager.) Over the last 12 years owning Zazie, Jen has led the SF movement for hourly employee rights, including implementing full benefits for all of her employees and supporting the Healthy San Francisco and Paid Sick Leave initiatives. Jennifer was award San Francisco Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010, recognized with the "Dining With Justice" award, and invited to speak at the White House Conference on Working Families in 2014.
A Calistoga resident since 2008, Jen is thrilled to become a part of the Up Valley restaurant scene and hopes to use her experience and compassionate approach to management to make Calistoga Kitchen a true family restaurant you can be proud to support.