Humans with Bouquets: William

If you are a San Francisco Bay Area resident and are not yet familiar with Craftsman and Wolves in the Mission district, you have been missing out. Under the direction of Chef William Werner, CAW offers an amazing and ever-changing menu of breakfast pastries, cakes, confections, confitures, desserts, lunch, and other savory fare seven days a week. When William happily agreed to be one of my humans, I was delighted, and it provided me an opportunity to get to know him a bit better, and snap some great shots in and outside of CAW.

It's always amazing to meet other people involved in small businesses and learn more about what led them to launch something (CAW opened in 2012). For William, Craftsman and Wolves is the pursuit of twelve years’ experience in restaurants and hotels on both coasts. During these formative years he refined techniques for pastry and chocolate work, honed in on his presentation style, and expanded his palette of flavors. And by "expanded", I'm pretty sure that he completely rewrote the book!

I had some friends visiting from Italy last week and I suggested that they go to CAW before leaving San Francisco - I received this a day later: "thank you for the advice, CAW was the best food and place ever in San Francisco!". Oh, and they went back the next day as well.

Flowers: fritillaria, peony, rose, tulip, pieris, veronica, geranium Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Such amazing light pouring in during the day! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

William with some of his delicious creations. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Craftsman and Wolves, a notion of Outfit Generic, is a contemporary pâtisserie located in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission district. It is located at 746 Valencia Street / San Francisco CA 94110.

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Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood