Ervan Lim is a seasoned restaurateur with over a dozen years of experience in the hospitality industry, managing and operating a wide range of fine concepts and cuisines.
Ervan studied Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at the CCSF Culinary program and started his professional career in the industry at the historic Cliff House Restaurant in San Francisco. Following his time at the Cliff House, he joined the management team at the Lark Creek Restaurant Group where he spent years in a variety of operational roles at the group’s portfolio of Bay Area restaurants. Most recently, Ervan was a Director of Operations/Partner of Martin Yan’s M.Y. China in San Francisco and is currently Managing Partner at Live Fire Pizza in Napa. In 2021, Ervan opened Warung Siska in Redwood City, California with partners Chef Siska Silitonga and Anne Le Ziblatt.
Born of Chinese descent and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, his multicultural background has inspired his cultural curiosity. As a result, he enjoys his downtime being “lost” in other countries through his frequent solo travels. According to Ervan, “I always find myself when I get lost and immerse myself in other cultures.”
Based in the Bay Area, when he is not traveling and exploring other cultures, Ervan enjoys cycling, running and working toward his goal to one day complete the full Ironman Triathlon. An avid whisk(e)y and wine connoisseur, he enjoys exploring a wide spectrum of flavors and textures in both food and beverage while always looking forward to new adventures, both professionally and personally.