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