Former Lark Creek Chef Now Behind the Stoves at Ducca
Erica Holland-Toll has picked up the chef's clipboard at Ducca (50 Third St. at Mission), taking over from Richard Corbo. Holland-Toll's last gig was at Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, which closed in April before a major overhaul (it opened earlier this month as the Tavern at Lark Creek).
Holland-Toll joined Lark Creek as executive chef in August 2007. She previously worked under Jan Birnbaum at the now-defunct Catahoula in Calistoga, and in S.F. at Fifth Floor and Acme Chophouse. The chef told SFoodie by email that it would take a little time for Ducca's menu to reflect her influence. In late April, Corbo announced his intentions to leave Ducca, reportedly for an unnamed restaurant set to open in the fall.