Awards

Award Winning Cuisine

ACCOLADES
2008 James Beard Foundation Nominee, Best Chef Northwest
2009 James Beard Foundation Nominee, Best Chef Northwest
2010 James Beard Foundation Winner, Best Chef Northwest

2006 Food and Wine Magazine Best New Chef

2006 Seattle Magazine Very Best Restaurant

2006 Zagat 28 Rating
2007 Zagat 28 Rating
2008 Zagat 28 Rating
2009 Zagat 27 Rating
2010 Zagat 28 Rating
2011 Zagat 28 Rating

2007 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
2008 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
2009 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
2010 Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence”
2011 Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence”

2010 Puget Sound Business Journal “40 under 40” Award in Business

2009 Starchefs.com Rising Star Award
2009 Winner of Jade La Plancha at Starchefs Gala

2009 American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, 4 Star Diamond Award

PRESS
2005 MSN.com #3, Top 10 List of Best New Restaurants
2005 Seattle Times 3 ½ Star Review
2005 Seattle Post Intelligencer 3 ½ Star Review
2005 Featured on Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels
2006 Guest on “Martha Stewart” Show
2006 Featured on Fine Livings “I Want Your Job”
2006 Featured in Delta in-flight video, “Where to Eat in Seattle”
2006 Seattle Metropolitan Top 10 Restaurants
2007 Graduation Speaker for California Culinary Academy
2007 Seattle Homes and Lifestyle Top 100, Innovative Design
2007 Guest Chef at Maliouhana Epicurean week
2008 Spokesperson Chef for Pinata Apple
2009 Developed DRY SODA’s 3 new flavors
2009 Seattle Weekly Best Northwest Restaurant
2009 Seattle Metropolitan Top 10 Restaurants
2010 Iceland Food and Fun Festival Guest Chef
2010 Monterey Bay Aquarium, Honored Chef, Cooking for Solutions
2011 Seattle Metropolitan Top 25 Restaurants