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.
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
Best Meal Ever
Quince in San Francisco after they received their 3rd Michelin Star
After Work Hangout
Basement at home
Favorite Seattle Restaurants
Le Pichet, Than Bros, Salumi, Lark, Revel
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
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
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…