Born in the San Fernando Valley, chef Traci Des Jardins is California to the core. Since 1997, her award-winning San Francisco restaurant Jardinière has been recognized for its devotion to local ingredients and Traci’s deeply flavorful, exquisitely crafted food. Winner of the James Beard award in 2007 for Best Chef: Pacific, Traci has gone on to honor her Mexican roots (she’s also Louisianan-French Acadian) at Mijita Cocina in the Ferry Building and Arguello, which, like The Commissary, is in the historic Presidio district.