About Faz










Faz Poursohi
Born Soh, Iran
Resides Danville, CA

Learned the Trade
Met Rich Melman while in college; worked his way up the line at Chicago restaurants R.J. Grunts, Great Gritzbe’s Flying Food Show, Jonathan Livingston Seafood, Pump Room, 1974-1980; earned systems engineering degree, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1979; attended a year of graduate school, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1980; opening chef, MacArthur Park, Palo Alto, Calif., 1981-1984.

Career Path
Chef/owner, Cafe Latte, San Francisco, 1984-1991; chef/owner, Original Faz, San Francisco, 1985-1989; chef/owner, Circolo, San Francisco, 1986-2006; chef/owner, Sante Fe Bar and Grill, Berkeley, Calif., 1987-1997; chef/owner, Cafe Latte II, San Francisco, 1988-2004; food and beverage operator, Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, 1990-2005; chef/owner, Faz Restaurant, Danville, Calif., 1991-present; chef/owner, Faz Restaurant, Sunnyvale, Calif., 1996-present; chef/owner, Faz Restaurant, Pleasanton, Calif., 1997-present; chef/co-owner MacArthur Park, Palo Alto, Calif., 2008-present; chef/owner, Faz Restaurant, Oakland, Calif., 2011-present.

Awarded to Faz Poursohi by the College of Engineering University of Illinois Chicago on October 11, 2002

Faz Poursohi Presented Award by Dean Larry Kennedy (left) and Bill Worek, Head of Engineering Dept. (right)