Mr. Pete Sittnick

Mr. Pete Sittnick


We know you probably see this man out and about here at Waterbar. He is a friend to many and donates his time and resources to benefit a ton of San Francisco based causes and charities. He has spent his life since arriving on the West Coast running some of the most iconic San Francisco restaurants along with his partner in crime Pat Kuleto. They are the team that created Waterbar and EPIC Steak and we thought it was time he had a proper introduction. We know he has a little bio on our site, but let's get personal, shall we?


Pete at the top right with kids from Bright Horizons School here in San Francisco on a field trip to Waterbar!

Pete at the top right with kids from Bright Horizons School here in San Francisco on a field trip to Waterbar!

Now, here is what we've all been waiting for, Q&A with Pete....

Q: Where are you from?

A: Michigan.

Q: How'd you get into restaurants? What was the attraction?

A: I started as a dishwasher in high school, and moved up to cook. Then I worked dormitory food service in college. 

Q: How long have you been with Waterbar?

A: I started on the project in 2003, and we opened on January 29th, 2008. It had always been something I wanted to do though, a steak and seafood restaurant right next to each other, hence the umbrella company name being Land & Sea Restaurants.

Q: What's been the biggest challenge doing what you do?

A: Balancing everything. My personal life and professional. There's not enough time in the day!

Q: What's your best memory here?

A: Serving our one millionth oyster in 2010.

Q: What are you up to lately?

A: The Bay Lights are coming back on this year and the SuperBowl is here. We are huge supporters of both, so we're partnering up with local and national groups and are going to be pretty busy.

Q: What are you looking forward to this season?

A: Chef Angela's gingerbread Palace of Fine Arts. 

And there you have it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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