I was raised in Alaska, the product of a pipeline love story and a hippy dream. My childhood was steeped in wild salmon and garden vegetables. I moved to Washington in 1999, unsure of what I was looking for, and found my muse in the Northwest’s incredible bounty. I cooked my way around Seattle, got married, then cooked my way around the world. I now make my home on Bainbridge Island with my wife and our sons, also the home of Hitchcock, my first restaurant and my flagship.

Awards and recognition:

Rising Star Chef, StarChefs - November 2015

Best Chef: Northwest - Semifinalist James Beard Foundation - March 2014

Chef of the Year Eater Seattle - November 2013

People’s Best New Chef Food & Wine - March 2013

“Gayot’s Hot 10 Seattle Restaurants” Gayot - December 2012

“The year’s most praiseworthy plates: a tasting menu”

Seattle Times - December 30, 2011

“Seattle Times’ critic picks 10 fab restaurants” Seattle Times - November 19, 2011

“Best New Restaurants - 2011”  Seattle Magazine - November 2011