Steven Baker

Profile Updated: December 28, 2016
Steven Baker
Residing In: Santa Rosa, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Melania Kang
Occupation: Cafe owner - San Francisco
Children: Adrian, born 1992
Laurel, born 1994
Noah, born 1998
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My wife and I have been together for thirty-six years. In 1983, we started a movie catering company based out of the Dallas area. We provided the food for the cast and crew. We were mainly working for film companies that were based out of New York and Los Angeles and were filming in Texas. In early 1986, we catered the Coen Brothers movie "Raising Arizona", and then, later in the year, were asked to cater a movie to be filmed in Lake Lure, North Carolina - "Dirty Dancing". I had been a good friend of Vicki Swayze (Waltrip and College) and her Mother Patsy and had known her younger brother Patrick (Buddy) since he was fourteen, so it was fun to see him. Small world.

After we finished that job, we opened a cafe in San Francisco in 1987 - "Chloe's Cafe" - next year will be it's thirtieth year.

We live in Sonoma County, about an hour's drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

School Story:

As a joke, my brother Ronnie nominated me for "Most Handsome Senior". I went down to the office to pay the $3.00 fee, and the clerk told me the one other person who had been nominated had dropped out, so I was automatically the winner by default. My friends really got a laugh out of that. The final note: my last name in the photo is printed as "Bakey" instead of Baker....

Another memory: I was friends with Gary Barton, who was Vicki Swayze's boyfriend at the time. Gary called me one Friday night and asked if I'd like to join him in "egging" Coach Burton's house in the Oak Forest neighborhood near Waltrip. Gary drove a green Volkswagen at the time, and I drove a blue Volkswagen. We stopped by a local "U Totem" store and bought eggs. We drove up across the front yard of Coach Burton's house, and our friends who were "riding shotgun" (passenger side) threw the eggs at the house. Louis Calderera was riding in my car.....

Vicki Swayze happened to read the "minutes" each morning in the main office before classes started. That following Monday, she heard from the faculty that the Coach's house had been egged, and that whoever had done it had been driving a Volkswagen. A baby-sitter at the Coach's house had seen a Volkswagen speed across the front lawn. Vicki alerted Gary and me that we were going to be called in and questioned. On Tuesday, Assistant Principal Burch called me in to his office. He said someone driving a Volkswagen had "egged" Coach Burton's house, and wanted to know if I knew anything about it, especially since they had the names of any kid who drove a Volkswagen. I told him I had been at home studying, and that i didn't know anything about the incident. Gary made up some story, too...

Vicki passed away in the 1990's, and I found out that Gary Barton also passed away recently....they were good friends.

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Sep 20, 2020 at 6:46 AM

A Very Happy Birthday, Steven. Enjoy your day.

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Mar 02, 2020 at 11:26 AM

Happy Birthday Glenn! I hope things have been going well for you and your family, and may this be a good year for you!

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Posted on: Jan 20, 2020 at 12:06 AM

Happy Birthday Butch! All the best to you, and may you have a wonderful, healthy and happy year ahead!

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Posted on: Sep 20, 2019 at 2:46 PM

Hope you’re having a wonderful Happy Birthday today, Steven. Rain here for last 3 days from Imelda. A little sun earlier, but, gone again. Enjoy your sunshine. Still have your cafe?

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Aug 13, 2019 at 8:33 PM

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your cousin, Byron. My condolences to her family. I hope you and your family are doing well.

Steven Baker 


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Nov 20, 2018 at 5:20 PM

Posted on: Nov 18, 2018 at 9:12 PM

Hi Butch! I have some great memories of you and Pat Ballard at Waltrip - also going on tour with Houston Ballet around 1973.
I hope things have gone well for you and your family all these years, and that you enjoy your retirement!
All the best-
Steven Baker

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Posted on: Jul 09, 2018 at 12:33 PM

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Jun 28, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Hi John - just checking in to see how things are going - as well as possible I hope! When you get a chance, please send me your phone number.

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Posted on: Jun 13, 2018 at 11:58 AM

Happy birthday Glenn! It's been so wonderful and meaningful to see you and Stacey and the other gang over the past year!

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Jun 02, 2018 at 8:17 AM

Posted on: May 27, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Happy birthday Ann! I hope this is a special day for you.

May 19, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Happy birthday Lynn! Hope you have a wonderful day. Lots of great memories from the past.
I'm meeting today with a few other "West Coast Rams" in Napa for lunch - I'll have a toast for your B-day!

May 15, 2018 at 7:47 PM

Here are a few memories I have of Spring Creek: I grew up in North Houston close to Hardy Road-(now Hardy Toll Road)- so on many weekends in the 1960's, my friends and I used to spend time hanging out at Spring Creek - swimming, camping and "plinking" with our "22's". I always remember one could see an old, half-submerged car down in the creek as you drove over the bridge...on the right side as you were driving North. Looked like a Model T.

One summer while we were swimming, someone yelled out "Coral snake!", and we got out of the creek in record time.

Almost every Christmas, my family would pile in the station wagon and head there to find a Christmas tree. We'd park on a country dirt road, and we kids would head out to find a tree - generally a pine. Dad would cut it down, and we'd drag it back to the car and strap it on top and head back home. Mom would always get lots of small pine boughs for the house.

Lots of good memories.....

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May 09, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Posted on: May 09, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Happy Birthday John! Hope you enjoy this day. Looking forward to seeing you and the other "West Coast Rams" soon in Napa!

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Jan 29, 2018 at 11:24 AM

Posted on: Jan 28, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Happy birthday, Ellen! I wish you good health and happiness, and may this be the start of a wonderful year for you...( might be time to schedule a trip to Europe to celebrate!)

Jan 27, 2018 at 9:47 AM

Hi guy, was good to see u at 50th . Wish we had had much longer to visit. Do u remember making a bookcase for Pat and I? Email me ??