Billy Riordan is the Co-Owner and Operator of Barrio. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Billy is a San Francisco hospitality industry veteran with almost two decades of experience. He got his start in restaurants at 16 years old serving as a line cook at an Italian restaurant and continued working in kitchens while attending San Francisco State University and thereafter. Over the years, Billy has held almost every kitchen role for a variety of San Francisco restaurants like the Castro institution, Bagdad Cafe, Milano’s Pizzeria, and the fine dining Peruvian cebicheria, La Mar. Prior to opening Barrio North Beach in 2018, Billy was the Executive Chef and Owner of the popular Mid-Market wine bar and bistro, Waystone. In addition to his kitchen experience, Billy also ran a catering company, The Fog and Bridge Food Company, and was a bartender at 21st Amendment where he acquired extensive knowledge of beer. Billy has done it all in the industry and brings a unique perspective and entrepreneurial spirit to Barrio’s two locations in San Francisco’s North Beach and Ghirardelli Square.