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Heidi and Nate opened The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in May 2010 during the peak of the Great Recession.
Recently laid off from their office jobs, and Heidi just winning her 7th national grilled cheese championship (a hobby!), Heidi and Nate cashed in their savings and decided to go pro.
They were united to fulfill a common Mission:
"To serve exceptional American comfort food using the highest quality local and unique ingredients; with the best possible individualized service."
The American’s menu stems from years of menu development, recipe testing, and deep relationships with San Francisco and the West Coast's local food ecosystem.
Some of our featured local and regional vendors include:
- Wedemeyer Bakery (South San Francisco)
- Tillamook County Creamery Association (Tillamook, OR)
- Golden Gate Meats (San Francisco)
- Zoe's Meats (Santa Rosa, CA)
- Willie Bird Farms (Sonoma, CA)
- Laura Chenel Creamery (Sonoma, CA)
- Point Reyes Creamery (Point Reyes, CA)
- Vegiworks (San Francisco)
- B&R Farms (Hollister, CA)
- Challenge Dairy (Los Angeles, CA)
- Bob's Red Mill (Milwaukee, OR)
- Sir Kensington's stone ground mustards and all-natural ketchups (New York, NY)
The American offers on-site event services for all types of affairs. We bring our big commercial griddle (our “grilled cheese cart”), and cook-off grilled cheese sandwiches right before your eyes. We offer both indoor and outdoor services for events as small as 40 people, and up to 4,000.
All of our restaurants are available for your special private use, any evening of the week. Pricing starts at $650 for a full restaurant rental, including food, beverages, beer & wine, and a dedicated staff to make your event a success.
Vending and Markets
We’d love to vend at your farmers’ market, street food park, sporting event, food-truck gathering, or festival. The American vends for small and large events, with attendance ranging from 100 to 200,000! We have extensive experience and an expert team that can cook, serve and please efficiently and perfectly