Chef Hoss Zare in San Francisco
Hoss Zare was 22 when his father urged him to leave Iran. It was 1985 and the effects of the Islamic Revolution were still ravaging the country. Zare had survived the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War, and Dad knew there was no future for his bright son in Iran. “Get out,” Zare recalls his father saying, with tears in his eyes. “Go make a life for yourself.