Flour + Water Hospitality Group is a culture-driven San Francisco-based hospitality company dedicated to creating stand-out culinary experiences that reflect the leadership’s shared commitment to quality, community impact and transparency. Led by Co-Chefs Thomas McNaughton and Ryan Pollnow, along with Kara Bratcher, Vanya Shekell and David Steele, the core group collectively operates Flour + Water, Flour + Water Pasta Shop, Penny Roma, Flour + Water Pizzeria, and partners in Trick Dog, all but one located within SF’s 20th Street corridor in the Mission District. Since the opening of the original Flour + Water in 2009, the group’s passion for cultivating community through genuine hospitality and memorable experiences has established the company as an industry leader. Co-chefs McNaughton and Pollnow’s creativity and expertise is on display across the group’s concepts with offerings reflective of regional Italian traditions and Northern California inspirations with their hand-crafted pasta at the center. Throughout the years, their approach has had an indelible impact on the Bay Area’s culinary landscape, the restaurant spaces often functioning as incubators, expanding Flour + Water’s influence beyond 20th Street.
In all we do, we strive to create a meaningful impact on our community – not just in how we treat our team but also in how we work with our purveyors, neighbors and the hospitality industry. We do this through forward-thinking employment practices, championing small suppliers, creating opportunities for those in our neighborhood, and by promoting and lobbying for meaningful changes in our industry.