Hadeem means “the echoes” in Hebrew. Hadeem represents a culture and cuisine of diaspora.
We are the echoes of families. We are the echoes of communities created and lost. We are the echoes.
We are Hadeem.
What is California Jewish Cuisine?
California-Jewish cuisine celebrates stories of adaptation and appreciation. California cuisine pulls seasonal bounty sourced from local farms dedicated to the craft. Not dissimilarly, Jews have always cooked what was available – out of abundance or scarcity – wherever they lived. These dishes evolved as the diaspora grew, much like an echo.
Hadeem is an echo of Jewish diasporic cooking expressed through skills learned in Bay Area kitchens. While we aren’t exclusively Jewish, nor claim ownership of dishes, our goal is to tell these stories the best way we know how: through food.
Spencer Horovitz is a San Francisco-based chef who has worked at Itria, Al's Place, the Progress, The Restaurant at Meadowood, among others.
He is deeply inspired by his childhood experiences, multicultural LA, and Jewish diasporic cooking. He grew up in a food-centric and culturally blended household with a Greek and Lithuanian mother from New York; a father who’s Polish and Russian by way of Miami; and a stepmother who immigrated from Romania.
He lives in the Mission with his fiancée and their two plastic dogs.
With New Pop-Up Hadeem, a Bay Area Chef Blends Jewish Food Classics With California Cuisine. Former Slug executive chef Spencer Horovitz is drawing inspiration from across the Jewish diaspora — and beyond.
This year has been stellar for pop-ups in San Francisco, and chef Spencer Horovitz’s Hadeem stands out amongst a crowded scene...range is emblematic of Horovitz’s chops, which keep Hadeem’s pop-ups feeling fresh and vibrant regardless of venue.
There’s been a lot of buzz around Hadeem, a new pop-up that chef Spencer Horovitz started after stints at hit Italian restaurant Itria and Oakland wine bar Slug.