Michael Procopio

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Gender MALE
Occupation Waiter
Location San Francisco, California, United States
Introduction I moved to San Francisco in 1995 to scratch a culinary itch. I have wandered down many roads since graduating from the California Culinary Academy in 1997: • Assistant pastry chef at a small-yet-charming restaurant in the Mission (or, more accurately, I assumed greater dessert-making responsibilities in direct proportion to my chef's pregnancy) • Behind-the-scenes cooking slave to Molly Katzen, Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin •Assistant food stylist on a number of cookbooks and a couple of commercials • Relieved to have been fired from my post as token male waiter at an overly-lauded hipster Italian restaurant. • Nearly went blind working under the flourescent lighting of the Center for Culinary Development testing recipes • Interned under Michael Bauer at the Chronicle (he was in Antarctica for most of my tenure. Really.) • Got pinned by the Court of Master Sommeliers •I am currently a professional waiter at a rather pleasant restaurant. Want to know more? Feel free to ask.
Interests Cooking, Eating, Drinking, Travel, Eating and drinking while traveling, Trying to finish the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle, Edward Gorey.
Favorite Movies Singin' in the Rain, Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Amélie, Waiting for Guffman, Tovarich, Trouble in Paradise
Favorite Music Nina Simone, Blossom Dearie, Jolie Holland, Stephen Sondheim, any lyrics by Lorenz Hart, Stan Getz, k.d. lang, Caetano Veloso, Jim Nabors
Favorite Books One Hundred Years of Solitude, A Distant Mirror, How to Cook a Wolf, Merde Encore!, A Far Cry from Kensington

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