Executive Chef John Medall

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When we asked Executive Chef John Medall (of The Patio on Lamont and The Patio on Goldfinch) to talk to us about some of his favorite seafood dishes, he went straight for the Spanish Octopus with Gigante Bean Ragout. “I love cooking with items that some see as unappealing,” he told us. The menus at both the Patio on Lamont …

Executive Chef Peter Edwards

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Executive Chef Peter Edwards’ lifelong appreciation of seafood began early. Growing up in Australia, he spent a lot of time fishing – off reefs and boats, beach fishing and crabbing. “I remember my dad using a screwdriver to pry open an oyster off one of the beaches when we lived in Sydney and saying, ‘now just swallow it whole and …

Executive Chef Walter Mayen

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Chef Walter Mayen knows first hand what it means to “work your way up”. 13 years ago he started as a cook at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills and is still there today – although he’s climbed the kitchen ladder about as far as it goes. Growing up in the kitchen, trailing his mother around until she thought he was …

Executive Chef Warren Cordoba

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Chef Warren Cordoba spent much of his youth roaming his grandfather’s farm in the heart of coffee country, San Luis St. Domingo Heredia, Costa Rica.  It’s no wonder that he brings a sense of adventure tempered by a bit of nostalgia to his current menu at the Six Seven Restaurant at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle. “When I was growing …