Addam Buzzalini

Addam Buzzalini

ESR Executive Chef

Addam has spent his life in professional kitchens. Notably as Chef de Cuisine of Bistro Bella Vita in Grand Rapids, cooking at Café Presse in Seattle, and Chef at Maynard's Kitchen in Tucson. He is now the ESR Executive Chef.

Hometown

Detroit

First Restaurant Job

Dishwasher at a prime rib joint.

Last Restaurant Job

Chef at Tavolàta

Alternate Universe Career

Grand Prix Motorcycle Racer

Favorite Late Night Snack

Nachos

Best Meal Ever

Quince in San Francisco after they received their 3rd Michelin Star

After Work Hangout

Basement at home

Secret Ingredient

Acidity

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Le Pichet, Than Bros, Salumi, Lark, Revel

Food Philosophy

If you don't know the song, don't sing the words.

Restaurant Pet Peeve

Dirty, empty pepper grinders. Staff that likes to tell you how they did it at their last job. Staff that doesn't pull their weight and are there solely for a paycheck.

What do you love about Seattle?

Everything but the traffic.

Favorite Place In The World

Amsterdam

Memorable Kitchen Disaster

When I was 17 on a busy Saturday night, service did not run the food fast enough for a party of 40. Chef pushed the entire plated main course out of the pass and onto the floor and made us re do everything…it was epic.

Can't Live Without

Cheeseburgers

What's On The Nightstand?

Concord Grape Hi-Chew, empty Pineapple La Croix, iPhone

What's On The iPod?

Kool Keith, Planet B, Death, Fugazi, The Smiths

Favorite Movie Quote

“I don't know Chewie, fly casual!!!”

What Have You Learned?

I have much to learn…

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