James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson is an innovator in modern cooking styles and refined craft cooking inspired by seasonal, local produce. First propelled into the national spotlight at his original restaurant, Crush, Chef Jason’s passion for cooking American Regional Food in the Pacific Northwest has lauded numerous awards and celebrity status in the culinary world. Opening Miller’s Guild brought a new level of wood-grilled craft cooking and cocktails to Seattle and earned a spot on Fodor’s “Top 10 Steak Houses in the Nation.” Jason’s is also the Executive Chef and Product Developer for Coffee Flour. Wilson will open Lakehouse in 2017, a Contemporary Northwest restaurant in a Modern Northwest Farmhouse setting located in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square Expansion. Civility & Unrest, his craft cocktail bar will bring a speakeasy feel and jointly open in Bellevue in 2017.
Meet Matthew Steffen, The Woodmark Hotel's Executive Chef and tastemaker. Chef Matthew's love of farm fresh flavors and signature "twists" on traditional favorites is at the heart of the hotel’s entire food program and has earned our restaurants the loyalty of local diners, as well as discerning guests. Since joining The Woodmark, what he calls “a paradise on the water” on July 25th, 2011, Chef Matthew has enjoyed the pursuit of thinking outside the box. He continues to push and expand the offerings on property, and extends his work to the local community. The Woodmark Hotel is proud to partner with Fare Start, a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals, as well as Ronald McDonald House. Chef Matthew is very passionate about these causes.
Storey and Rochelle are the managers of the Kirkland Wednesday Market, a 16 year farmers market run through the Kirkland Downtown Association a 501(c)3 non-profit. They are passionate about bringing the Kirkland community together through great events, focusing on small local businesses with an emphasis on farm fresh Washington products.
A Leading Wedding and Entertaining Expert, Designer Kevin Bradford is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success, including five years with Seattle's Four Seasons Hotel. His expertise and unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation combine to create the latest trends in entertaining. No matter the number of guests, Kevin's events are stylish, personalized and unforgettable, from small intimate affairs to some of Seattle’s grandest soirees. Kevin is best known for his creative ideas, unexpected décor accents and exquisite attention to every last detail. Kevin also donates his time to charities including Seattle Children's Hospital, Childhaven and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to name a few. Kevin and his family live in Kirkland.