Cliff House Project
A Program of Western Neighborhoods Project


Chef, 1906

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008
From: "Ken Mallory"
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Subject: A Chef

My grandmother, born Aline Smalls, grew up in San Francisco. She was still living at home during the 1906 quake. Her father, from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, was a chef at the Cliff House at that time. She remembered that after the quake, several times a week, fresh produce, bread, etc appeared on the doorstep. The family was sure it was provided by the Cliff House's purveyors to make sure they were taken care of during that difficult period.
I do not recall what she said about whether he returned to the Cliff House after it was rebuilt.

Keep up the good work,
Ken Mallory