Resident of Oakland, but born and raised in (the suburbs of) Philly.
Picky child turned major sweet-tooth.
Graduate of and instructor at the San Francisco Cooking School.
Survivor of a 3-star Michelin kitchen.
Analytics nerd leading digital growth at Blue Bottle Coffee.
Huge fan of chocolate and ice cream, but not chocolate ice cream.
Avoider of matcha.
"The new pickle."
— Postprandial Magazine
California natives Petra Frenkel and Gordon Byun are passionate about pickles. Gordon was raised on a steady diet of kimchi in a traditional Korean family. Helping his mom make the spice mixture and prepare the vegetables, he learned from the best. Petra blames her pickle obsession on her parents who migrated to SoCal from New York. Dissatisfied with the L.A. pickle ecosystem, her parents made kosher pickles at home. Petra became a bit of a pickle-snob, but thinks that everyone should eat delicious things, so it’s really more of an egalitarian snobbery.