Meet the Team

Redefining a classic.

The intimate art deco-inspired Redwood Room is a San Francisco institution only made better by the people of San Francisco. 

Dawn Taylor-Cole

Executive Chef

Since her arrival at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, Chef Dawn Taylor-Cole is focused on seasonal and sustainable menu development with a little bit of “I’ve never seen that before” sprinkled in.

Patrick Sterling

Food & Beverage Director

The service industry found Patrick. He found a home in a world class city, at an historic hotel with an iconic cocktail lounge – all which provide a myriad of challenges as well as opportunities to learn and grow.