Cliff House

Cliff House, Marin Magazine

Ralph Burgin



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 of general manager and VP of operations. Now, 20 years later, Chef Ralph is back in the kitchen as chef de cuisine, marking an exciting time for Sutro’s restaurant and the Cliff House legacy. Born in Germany’s restaurant-rich Rhine Valley, Chef Ralph has worked as a chef in celebrated restaurants throughout Europe and the United States for more than 30 years. During this period, he won several culinary awards and earned the esteemed title of certified master chef. His stellar culinary background is highlighted by a two-year stint as executive chef at Mosimann’s, London’s most prestigious private club.


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