Dionne Himmelfarb

Dionne Himmelfarb

ESR Pastry Chef

Before taking over as pastry chef for all of the Ethan Stowell restaurants, Dionne worked at both Canlis and Poppy.


Jakarta, Indonesia

First Restaurant Job

Nordstrom Grill, Seattle

Last Restaurant Job


Alternate Universe Career

Pool Player

Favorite Late Night Snack

Any semi-hard goat cheese and crackers

Best Meal Ever

Too many of them, but for sure anything that my dad cooks for me.

After Work Hangout

I come home relatively early, the best place after work for me is my living room. But outside will be Quoin for their “lazy gardener” drink or pozole at La Carta de Oaxaca.

Secret Ingredient

Fresh sweet bay leaf. I use it to replace vanilla in any given recipe.

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

A tough one given the fact we have so many great new restaurants popping up every where. But I find myself always going back and recommend Mkt. and Poppy. Mkt. because of its great flavor and exciting menu items. And Poppy for the dessert thali (what an awesome concept: 1 dessert, 1 ice cream and 4 other bite size desserts). Ho Soon Yi, a Korean restaurant in Shoreline. They got the best soft tofu hot pot that will always hit the spot for the northwest weather.

Food Philosophy

It is the flavor and food pairing that always interest me. Where you are when you cook, the time of the day, the company who you would cook for, occasion and everything else make the dynamic always change.

Restaurant Pet Peeve

Too long to take the drink order. Parsley for garnish.

What do you love about Seattle?

I am an islander, was born and raised in Indonesia. But somehow I love the weather in Seattle (PNW), the water, and the trails.

Favorite Place In The World

Bali, Indonesia. No question asked. The people are warm and wonderful. The air smelled sweet from the incense and flowers they use for their offerings 3-5 times a day. The Hindus pray through out the day, so you will hear and see ceremony almost all the time.

Memorable Kitchen Disaster

When my dad decided to cook my favorite childhood dish: friend sardines with salad. He cooked it in my new kitchen—fried the sardines straight from the can. The oil splattered every where but he didn't care because he knew I would love it. At the end I was so mad, we decided to grab a pizza instead since the place was covered with oil every where.

Can't Live Without

My running shoes.

What's On The Nightstand?

Haruki Murakami's “Norwegian Wood” and Tea Obreht's “The Tiger's Wife”, an alarm clock, and a hair band.

What's On The iPod?

Beastie Boys

What Have You Learned?

Listen to others!

Meet The Crew

  1. Ethan Stowell

    Ethan Stowell

    CEO & Founder

  2. Steve Hooper

    Steve Hooper


  1. Sennen David

    Sennen David

    VP Marketing & Culture, Beverage Director

  2. Branden Karow

    Branden Karow

    VP Restaurant Operations

  3. Michael Pagana

    Michael Pagana

    VP Development

  4. Val Dixon

    Val Dixon

    VP Finance / CFO

  5. Sandy Smith

    Sandy Smith

    VP Administration

  6. Addam Buzzalini

    Addam Buzzalini

    Executive Chef

  7. Heather Poncet

    Heather Poncet

    Service Director

  8. Gary Silver

    Gary Silver

    Operations Director

  9. Kris Kalinczok

    Kris Kalinczok

    Executive Chef

  10. Phia McDonnell

    Phia McDonnell

    Events & Catering Manager

  11. Ricky Wyman

    Ricky Wyman

    Director of Food Operations

  12. Roger Harper

    Roger Harper

    Executive Chef

  13. Taylor Pagano

    Taylor Pagano

    Executive Chef

  14. Scarlet Keiser

    Scarlet Keiser

    Executive Assistant

  15. Alcena Plum

    Alcena Plum


  16. Ally Reardon

    Ally Reardon


  17. Aras Dailide

    Aras Dailide


  18. Ashley Fells

    Ashley Fells


  19. Bernadette Biela

    Bernadette Biela


  20. Brandon Marie

    Brandon Marie


  21. Christian Padilla

    Christian Padilla


  22. Cody Bellflower

    Cody Bellflower


  23. Daniel King

    Daniel King

    Sous Chef

  24. Dionne Himmelfarb

    Dionne Himmelfarb

    Pastry Chef

  25. Dominic Diodata

    Dominic Diodata


  26. Eric Gould

    Eric Gould


  27. Evan DeCarufel

    Evan DeCarufel


  28. Gabriel Hodges

    Gabriel Hodges


  29. Ivan Pautov

    Ivan Pautov


  30. Jessica Rudell

    Jessica Rudell


  31. Joe Bee

    Joe Bee


  32. John Lundahl

    John Lundahl

    Sous Chef

  33. Jonathan van Vliet

    Jonathan van Vliet


  34. Jordan Richendrfer

    Jordan Richendrfer

    Sous Chef

  35. Justin Kim

    Justin Kim

    Sous Chef

  36. Kelsey Cline

    Kelsey Cline

    Sous Chef

  37. Kyle Fong

    Kyle Fong

    Sous Chef

  38. Lacey Glatz

    Lacey Glatz

    Cafe Supervisor

  39. Marshall Nall

    Marshall Nall

    Pasta Wrangler

  40. Meg Posey

    Meg Posey

    Manager/Wine Director

  41. Melanie Steehler

    Melanie Steehler

    Sous Chef

  42. Michael Genardini

    Michael Genardini


  43. Michael Gifford

    Michael Gifford


  44. Nathan Witt

    Nathan Witt

    Sous Chef

  45. Patrick Devine

    Patrick Devine

    General Manager

  46. Ross Crifasi

    Ross Crifasi


  47. Scott Siff

    Scott Siff


  48. Sean Ellick

    Sean Ellick


  49. Seth Alexander

    Seth Alexander

    Sous Chef

  50. Steve Norkevicus

    Steve Norkevicus

    Sous Chef

  51. Tania Ross

    Tania Ross


  52. Taylor Johnson

    Taylor Johnson


  53. Thomas Cullen

    Thomas Cullen


  54. Thomas O'Donnell

    Thomas O'Donnell

    Sous Chef

  55. Tony Ferrati

    Tony Ferrati

    Bar Manager

  56. Tosh Warnack

    Tosh Warnack

    Sous Chef

  57. Travis Holder

    Travis Holder

    Sous Chef

  58. Will Richey

    Will Richey


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