Chef Ethan Stowell cutting ribbon at opening of Tavolàta Boise

Puget Sound Business Journal's Executive of the Year

We're thrilled to share that our leader and founder, Chef Ethan Stowell, has been honored as the Puget Sound Business Journal's Executive of the Year!

This award is a testament to his passion and his extraordinary journey from a young chef to Seattle's most influential restaurateur. Reporter Joey Thompson stated, "That growth has been fueled by an acumen that extends beyond knowing the trends of the culinary world or chasing critical acclaim, at a time when the industry is struggling to fully recover from the pandemic."

Ethan's commitment to the culinary arts and the community goes beyond the tables of our restaurants. He is renowned for his hands-on approach and generosity in sharing knowledge. "He's never too busy to answer or help out," says Chef Shota Nakajima. "When chefs want to hit Seattle, I tell them to connect with Ethan."

This recognition is not just for Ethan's business acumen but also for his role as a mentor and a pillar in the Seattle food scene. Cheers to Ethan, whose dedication and craft continue to set the bar high for the Seattle food scene and beyond.

Read the full article in Puget Sound Business Journal!