Francisco Rivera, or better known as Chef Frank was born in Puerto Rico where he began working in kitchens not knowing this is would be a passion he would chase for the rest of his life. He soon fell in love with the energetic atmosphere, the intensity, loud environment, and chaos. 

Since then, he kitchen hopped through Los Angeles, before making his way to Sacramento. Chef Frank has made his loud and energetic personality known at some of Sacramento’s most prestigious restaurants such as Allora, Localis, Mulvaney’s, & Hawks. In June 2022, he became the Chef de Cuisine at The Golden Bear where the story is just beginning. Here you can find him curating a menu that blends dive bar classics with fine dining methods and flavors. Chef frank continues to build his craft by building relationships through out the Sacramento food industry especially by connecting with local farmers and growers to offer from scratch dishes that showcase locally grown ingredients. 

When Chef Frank isn’t found at The Golden Bear you can find him playing drums, fighting Muay Thai, chasing food inspirations in beach towns, wandering farmers markets, cooking for friends, or promising his mom he will be back to visit Puerto Rico soon.