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Burke & Black is setting up shop in the Tenderloin district! The POC woman-owned catering company is building out its first brick-and-mortar, taking over the former Pinche Poke at 380 Golden Gate Ave., according to a pending beer and wine license found in state public records.
Owner Nicole Burke confirmed the news with What Now San Francisco, saying that she hopes to open to the public by March 2022. Burke co-founded the company in 2019 with Monique Black, whom she met while working at Jackson Square’s Quince.
A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, Burke has over 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry and fine dining. Knowing that San Francisco is abundant with fresh, organic produce and handcrafted artisanal products, Burke curates, sources, prepares and presents high-quality grazing tables and charcuterie boxes for any event.
Burke & Black uses only seasonal and quality ingredients, pairing them with house-made jams and compotes. The company also commits itself to the use of sustainable packaging, using compostable boxes, plus reusable jars and utensils. Burke & Black’s menu consists of grazing boards and boxes that come in a variety of sizes depending on how many people are being served.
Burke says that she intends to have these for sale in her shop, which will also have a space for people to come in, relax, and enjoy a cheese plate with a glass of wine. The shop will have a selection of beers and wines, plus charcuterie to be enjoyed on-site.