A California native of a small, Central Valley agricultural group, Traci Des Jardins has been part of the San Francisco meals group for over 30 years, operating a diverse group of successful, award-winning eating places. A devoted philanthropist, she regularly supports La Cocina, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, and Share Our Strength. Tanay Warerkar joined the San Francisco Chronicle because the assistant food and wine editor in 2021. Previously, Tanay coated the New York restaurant world at Eater and prior to that did stints at Curbed, the New York Daily News, and DNAinfo, overlaying subjects including housing and actual property, crime and politics. In his spare time, Tanay might be plotting his next neighborhood restaurant crawl or planning what to arrange for dinner from his ever-expanding cookbook assortment.