Joel DeBilzan

Joel DeBilzan

Chef at Tavolàta

Joel studied at Saint Paul College before working as the Sous Chef at In Season Restaurant, The Kenwood and Stout's Island Lodge. He currently works as the Chef at Tavolàta in Belltown.



First Restaurant Job


Last Restaurant Job

Sous Chef at In Season restaurant.

Alternate Universe Career

Pro football scout

Favorite Late Night Snack

Pizza Pie

Best Meal Ever

Recently traveled home to Minnesota and had an unbelievable experience at this restaurant called Heyday. My chef mentor cooked the entire meal, it will not be forgotten!

After Work Hangout

The Canterbury

Secret Ingredient

Sherry Vinegar

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Walrus And The Carpenter, Paseo, Monkey Bridge

Food Philosophy

Being able to see an ingredient or sauce change from nothing special to something amazing.

Restaurant Pet Peeve

Dirty lowboys

What do you love about Seattle?

Never snowing, and the beautiful views.

Favorite Place In The World

Cabin on the lake

Memorable Kitchen Disaster

Spilling romesco sauce all over the kitchen.

Can't Live Without

The Minnesota Vikings

What's On The DVR?


What's On The iPod?

Tim McGraw

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