Aaron has been in the restaurant industry since he was 15 years old where he kicked things off busing tables at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. In Seattle, he has worked with some of the city's top chefs and restaurateurs, including Jim Drohman and Joanne Herron, Maria Hines, and Tom Douglas. Aaron got his start with ESR at Staple & Fancy and now runs the front of the house at Bramling Cross.
Where are you from?
First Restaurant Job
Useless Bay Golf and Country Club
Last Restaurant Job
Staple & Fancy Mercantile
Alternate Universe Career
Favorite Late Night Snack
Best Meal Ever
Many years before I worked for Ethan and Angela, my now wife and I had dinner at Tavolàta Belltown for one of our first dates. I'll never forget the house-made squid ink spaghetti with Dungeness crab and Uni-butter. The company was pretty great as well.
After Work Hangout
Favorite Seattle Restaurants
Le Pichet, Spinasse, La Carte de Oaxaca, Tico Rico, HK Dim Sum, Kiriba Sushi, Shay's Cafe, Ocho and so many to name...
Restaurant Pet Peeve
I get a little particular sometimes. I lead with that statement as my restaurant pet peeve is when napkins and or roll ups are not folded, and or rolled, with the seems in. I know its a bit odd, but hey, it's who I am.
What do you love about Seattle?
I love the weather and the temperament of this city. Not always the temperament of the people, but of the city itself. It feels as if when push comes to shove, we always have each others back. Like a big brother that gets mad at a bully, "You can't hit my brother, only I can." Can you tell that I have 2 older brothers?
Favorite Place In The World
Basque region in Spain. I dig the way they do business.
Can't Live Without
Hip hop and football seasons that don't end in January
What's On The DVR?
Westworld, Archer, Arrested Development
What's On The Nightstand?
Anything Chuck Palahniuk, Hunter S. Thompson
What's On The iPod?
MF DOOM, nothing else...
Favorite Movie Quote
"Have you paid your dues? Yes sir, the check is in the mail."
What Have You Learned?
I've learned to plan for the future while living in the now.