Growth + Expansion in 2017


We’re hitting milestones left and right, and what better place to share them than here?

Our recent guest appreciation party at Miller’s Guild celebrated the restaurant’s third anniversary (seems like yesterday we just opened!). Today, we’re quickly approaching the opening of The Lakehouse and Civility & Unrest in Bellevue. These two milestones, made during a great start to 2017, brought me serious reflection upon the fine line chef-entrepreneurs must walk to balance growth and success while maintaining culinary innovation and elevated guest experiences.

Make no mistake, I thoroughly enjoy being an entrepreneur and restaurateur and savor the visionary aspects. However, my first love will always be cooking. Being a chef is what drives me. It’s at the heart of everything that I do and it gives me a creative outlet unlike any other facet of my business. It’s what jumpstarted my career and continues to be what I do best.

To that end, I’ve decided to partner with the El Gaucho Hospitality team by combining our strengths. El Gaucho Hospitality has long been a business that I admire for its level of service and ability to source premium products, both locally and from around the world. It’s a business decision, but also a deeply personal one that rests on the values that I philosophically share with them.

Along with my staff, this partnership will bring a more elevated and memorable guest experience while allowing me to continue to push the culinary envelope at my restaurants, the El Gaucho restaurants, and in our future endeavors together. I remain owner, brand visionary and driver of all culinary aspects for my restaurants: Miller’s Guild, The Lakehouse and Civility & Unrest.

I look forward to cooking for you at Miller’s Guild and I invite you to join me at The Lakehouse and Civility & Unrest in Bellevue when we open this summer.

 

All my best,

 

Jason