Tristan began his exploration of the world of food and wine at the San Francisco Bay Area Farmer's Markets while working for Dirty Girl Produce in high school. A native to San Francisco, he has always loved and respected the natural bounty of California. Following a desire to work with California’s harvest, Tristan entered the world of hospitality while cooking at NOPA restaurant. Five years of a career at NOPA guided by curiosity led him to managing the floor at the neighborhood staple before returning again to the kitchen. After learning diverse techniques of cooking and service at Bar Tartine, The Alembic Bar, and Zuni Cafe, Tristan returned to the Front of House where he fell deeper in love with wine at the esteemed San Francisco Champagne bar, The Riddler. Now, as General Manager at Sorrel, he works to encourage the same welcoming restaurant atmosphere that he has worked so closely with in the city he loves most.