After graduating from the CIA and honing his skills in some of California’s top restaurants, Daniel and his wife Marianna opened Backyard Restaurant in 2012. Backyard is famous for its chicken pot pie, fermented pickle plate, whole animal butchery and dedication to local sustainable farming practices. Chef Kedan’s passion and skills for the culinary arts, and local sustainability, are held in high regard. He has received high marks from food critics, as well as the community. Daniel is an advocate for local sustainable communities, donating his time to local schools and charities in the surrounding area. Daniel’s passion and reputation has made him one of the most sought after chefs in Sonoma County.