Tilth Restaurant

Going to NYC for Beard Awards!
March 23, 2009, 8:45 am
Filed under: Awards/Recognition

Hi, Everyone,

It looks like I’ve officially received my third James Beard nomination for Best Chef: Northwest. I’m greatly honored and I look forward to attending the awards ceremony on May 4 in New York and seeing colleagues from across the country. Perhaps even more exciting is that I was invited to cook at the gala reception after the awards ceremony. The theme of the “Oscars of the culinary world” this year is Women in Food. So, for the reception, the Beard Foundation invited more than 20 female chefs from across the country to strut their stuff for what is no doubt one of the most star-studded food events of the year. Holly Smith, who won the medal last year, will be bringing a taste of Cafe Juanita to the gala reception.

Congratulations to my fellow local nominees in assorted categories: Tom Douglas, Rebekah Denn, Ethan Stowell, Joseba Jimenez de Jimenez, and Jason Wilson. Seattle will be well represented!


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A Promotion for Larkin
March 15, 2009, 10:46 am
Filed under: Awards/Recognition

Hello, Everyone,

I have some very exciting news! I recently promoted my sous chef, Larkin Young, to Chef de Cuisine. The chef de cuisine is more than the chef’s right hand. The chef de cuisine brings his ideas to the menu, helps provide and add structure to the kitchen, and mentors the cooks.

He has brought so much to us in the kitchen at Tilth. He’s a pleasure to work with, is super creative, has amazing technique, and is incredibly passionate about cooking. I’m very happy to have him in charge of my kitchen and look forward to his helping me push the limits of what we can do in our kitchen at Tilth!
If you come in to dinner, please give him a big congratulations!


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So Grateful!
March 26, 2008, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Awards/Recognition

It’s always an overwhelming honor to receive a James Beard nomination. It’s a reminder that each time we send out a dish at Tilth, we have to ask ourselves, “Are we doing our best every single time?”

Thank you,


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A James Beard Award Nomination!
March 26, 2008, 3:58 pm
Filed under: Awards/Recognition, What's New

Chef Maria Hines was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award for best chef of the Northwest. We congratulate her! She will head to New York for the awards ceremony in June. Wish her luck!

More info: jamesbeard.org.

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