Rider Executive Chef Daniel Mallahan grew up in Everett, Washington where he spent Summers fishing, foraging and exploring all the treasures the Pacific Northwest has to offer. In 2008, after studying Business Management at Western Washington University, Daniel moved to San Francisco to pursue cooking professionally. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy he began working at the new FIVE Restaurant, a local, market driven concept in Berkeley, California. In 2011 Daniel began working for James Beard Award winning Chef Nancy Oakes at the Michelin starred Boulevard restaurant in San Francisco. Daniel quickly rose through the ranks and earned a spot in management in this highly successful and competitive restaurant. During the Summer of 2016 Daniel got the opportunity to work with world renowned Chef Cristina Bowerman in Rome, Italy. He was able to spend time with the teams from both of Cristina’s restaurants, Michelin starred Glass Hostaria and her modern Italian space, Romeo Chef and Baker. In 2017 Daniel moved to Rider as Chef de Cuisine and in 2018 was promoted to Executive Chef.