Photo credit: Kim Kulish for The Los Angeles Times

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Judy Rogers, longtime chef at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco. She was a true luminary, and a former member of Chefs Collaborative. You can read a wonderful tribute to her in the LA Times.

Judy Rodgers nurtured a generation of cooks and her presence in the community will be sorely missed. For more than 25 years at her iconic San Francisco restaurant, it was all about attention to detail – both in terms of the quality of ingredients and the techniques used to prepare them. The result was always simple, delicious and beautiful food.”

– Michael Leviton, Board Chair of Chefs Collaborative; chef/owner of Lumiere in Newton, MA and chef/co-owner of Area Four in Cambridge, MA.

Do you have a memory of Judy Rodgers, or of cooking her iconic Zuni Cafe roasted chicken? Please feel free to leave a memory in the comments below.