Travis headed straight to the C.I.A. out of high school. A few degrees of mutual friends led him to talk with Ethan when he was on a relocation scouting trip before moving on from a 10 year stint in Brooklyn. After a half-year as a Sous-chef at Staple and Fancy, Travis moved up the street to head Bramling Cross.
First Restaurant Job
Pantry station at elements at Sanctuary on Camelback
Last Restaurant Job
Consulting in China. Lots of good stories for another time...
Alternate Universe Career
Marine biology. or HVAC repair- have you seen those bills?!
Favorite Late Night Snack
Nachos from the toaster oven.
Best Meal Ever
Beer Lao, sticky rice, sour pork, laap, fried river weed. Luang Prabang.
Being able to create something that is a great example of what it is. Whether it's a burger or a piece of a 12 course tasting, everything deserves respect.
Restaurant Pet Peeve
Waiting too long for an offer for another drink. Don't make it harder for me to give you more money!
What do you love about Seattle?
The ability to drive 45 minutes in any direction and be somewhere new and amazing, and maybe even being able to harvest something delicious while you're there.
Favorite Place In The World
Draw an oval around Hanoi, Luang Prabang and Chengdu—somewhere in there. If we could get that Star Trek translation technology, that would be great, too.
Memorable Kitchen Disaster
Sometimes you forget to turn the oven down and cook a pig head at 500 degrees for 12 hours.
Can't Live Without
Good cheese and sour beer
What's On The Nightstand?
Slaughterhouse Five. But more often, Christopher Moore
What's On The iPod?
The Slackers, Tesla, Misfits and Aesop Rock pandora stations.