Meet our Game of Chefs Contenders!

We've got quite the showdown. 

On July 26th we’re hosting our first-ever Game of Chefs, a creative cook-off between three of Seattle’s best chefs. Our contenders will be using ingredients from a basket of Seattle Made products and a pantry of staples from Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market.

Facing off will be:

Alvin Go -  Ethan Stowell Restaurant Mkt. 

Alvin is Chef at Mkt, but he got his professional start with a degree in chemistry and several years in a research lab before changing course at culinary school in Chicago. He started in one of the best kitchens in the city for four years before coming to Seattle. After working for Bon Appetit at both Seattle University and Amazon, he rose to run one of the cafes - but he missed restaurant kitchens and landed with Ethan Stowell Resturants where he is now at Mkt.

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Will Gordon - Huxley Wallace Collective Restaurant Westward

Will Gordon is the Chef de Cuisine at Westward, where he’s been for the past ten months. Prior to that, he served as sous chef at How to Cook a Wolf and has also cooked at Crush and Spring Hill in Seattle, and at San Francisco’s Incanto for Chef Chris Cosentino. Will has degrees in Political Science and Spanish, and is a PNW native, growing up on San Juan Island. His basic cooking philosophy is food should be simple, but focused and thoughtful.

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Carolyn Ferguson - Belle Epicurean

As a native Seattlelite, Carolyn Ferguson had one dream: to bring her most beloved things together. When you slip into Belle Epicurean you get the unique opportunity to experience the magic of Paris and the joy of fantastic French cuisine, in the comfort of the rainy city we all know & love. Carolyn holds the distinction of being the first female American to graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Paris with the top honor in Le Grande Diplôme. After launching critically acclaimed Maison Bleu in New Orleans, Carolyn found her way back to Seattle where, in 2005, Belle Epicurean was born with the mission of bringing an authentic Parisian Patisserie experience to the Seattle market.  

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