A San Francisco restaurateur and hospitality icon, Annie Stoll’s passion for good service has long been the perfect complement to her husband Craig’s passion in the kitchen. After honing her front of the house skills at some of the city’s top restaurants, Annie met Craig while working at restaurants across the street from each other in Mill Valley. They soon left to open Delfina, eloping weeks after opening its doors in 1998. Since then, she has secured the reputation for the Delfina style service that perfectly reflects its food: casual and urban, with a friendly but professional. Annie has overseen the hiring, training and management of front-of house staff at the subsequent openings of Pizzeria Delfina in the Mission, Pacific Heights, Downtown San Francisco, Burlingame, and Palo Alto, as well as Locanda Osteria & Bar.
Hosts Doug Collom and Irina Yuen are joined by Craig Stoll (Owner & Founder, Delfina Restaurant Group), Wayne Ting (Global Head of Operations & Strategy, Lime), Anne Stoll (Owner & Founder, Delfina Restaurant Group), and Owen Thomas (Business Editor, San Francisco Chronicle) on the Monday, August 12, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.