This Is the Guy Who’s Really Behind the Stove at Mission Chinese

Jesse Koide
Jesse Koide Photo: Alanna Hale/Tasting Table

We know that executive chef and food-world wunderkind Danny Bowien pops back in to his San Francisco flagship every couple months, but he’s mostly living in New York now, and the guy who’s really in charge most days at Mission Chinese Food is this guy, Jesse Koide. The San Diego-born chef gets profiled for Tasting Table’s sous chef series, and offers up a recipe for Tuscan-style beans simmered with good bacon and kombu. Also, he raises bonsai trees, and he kind of really likes Chipotle. [Tasting Table]