Scott Siff

Scott Siff

Sous Chef at Tavolàta

Scott graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2012. While completing his degree he worked for Ken Oringer at Clio in Boston, Ma. He then moved on to work for Food & Wine best new chef 2013 Matthew Gaudet at Westbridge restaurant in Cambridge. After a short stint in Portland, he made his way up to Seattle as the Sous Chef at Tavolàta.

Hometown

Cooper city, FL

First Restaurant Job

Pantry cook at a bistro in my hometown.

Alternate Universe Career

Hand model

Favorite Late Night Snack

Hi-chews

Best Meal Ever

While traveling in Marseille, France I discovered a butcher shop with a rotisserie in the front window. Too poor to purchase a whole chicken, I decided to get a pint of the potatoes soaking in chicken fat/juices underneath the chickens all day. Those potatoes ended up being the most delicious thing I had my entire trip. Unfortunately, the next day I could not figure out where the butcher shop was located or it's name. But it will live on in my memory.

After Work Hangout

Rabbit Hole

Secret Ingredient

Alliums

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Stateside, Lil Woodies, Westward, Ramen Man

Food Philosophy

Don't over complicate. Cook with the seasons and let the ingredients speak for themselves. Food should provoke thought, bringing back memories and creating new ones.

Restaurant Pet Peeve

Unfolded kitchen towels

What do you love about Seattle?

I love how art, music, and food all play a big part in the cities culture.

Memorable Kitchen Disaster

Long story short: An extern at the restaurant I was working at cooked a burger for room service. It got plated and sent up to the room. 5 minutes later the room service steward gets a phone call that there is a piece of plastic in the burger. The burger comes back to the kitchen and we take the cloche off of the plate to take a look. The dumb butt extern forgot to take the burger out of the plastic wrap before he put it on the grill. The entire burger was wrapped in burnt plastic! Not to mention that the lady that ordered the burger was a hotel reviewer! FAIL

Can't Live Without

Music

What's On The DVR?

Weeds, Walking Dead

What's On The Nightstand?

Cookbooks and a Change Jar

What's On The iPod?

Talking Heads, The Cure, Houndmouth, Amy Winehouse, The Head and The Heart, Bright Eyes, 90's pop rock!

Favorite Movie Quote

Oh, so you think darkness is your ally? But you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it.

What Have You Learned?

Challenge yourself.

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