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, Executive Wine 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. Erik Carlson

    Erik Carlson

    Executive Beverage Director

  8. Heather Poncet

    Heather Poncet

    Service Director

  9. Gary Silver

    Gary Silver

    Operations Director

  10. Bernadette Biela

    Bernadette Biela

    Operations Manager

  11. Kris Kalinczok

    Kris Kalinczok

    Executive Chef

  12. Mary Hamamoto

    Mary Hamamoto

    Regional Manager

  13. Patrick Devine

    Patrick Devine

    Service Director

  14. Phia McDonnell

    Phia McDonnell

    Events & Catering Manager

  15. Ricky Wyman

    Ricky Wyman

    Director of Food Operations

  16. Roger Harper

    Roger Harper

    Executive Chef

  17. Taylor Pagano

    Taylor Pagano

    Executive Chef

  18. Scarlet Keiser

    Scarlet Keiser

    Executive Assistant

  19. Alcena Plum

    Alcena Plum


  20. Ally Reardon

    Ally Reardon


  21. Amy Born

    Amy Born


  22. Ava Haase

    Ava Haase


  23. Ashley Fells

    Ashley Fells

    Assistant Manager

  24. Ashley Kim

    Ashley Kim


  25. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore


  26. Christian Padilla

    Christian Padilla


  27. Cody Bellflower

    Cody Bellflower


  28. Cora Fuller

    Cora Fuller

    Commissary Manager

  29. Daniel King

    Daniel King

    Sous Chef

  30. Daniel Parik

    Daniel Parik

    Assistant General Manager

  31. Dionne Himmelfarb

    Dionne Himmelfarb

    Pastry Chef

  32. Dominic Diodata

    Dominic Diodata


  33. Evan DeCarufel

    Evan DeCarufel


  34. Gabriel Hodges

    Gabriel Hodges


  35. Ivan Pautov

    Ivan Pautov


  36. Jessica Rudell

    Jessica Rudell


  37. Jonathan van Vliet

    Jonathan van Vliet


  38. Jordan Richendrfer

    Jordan Richendrfer

    Sous Chef

  39. Justin Kim

    Justin Kim

    Sous Chef

  40. Kelsey Cline

    Kelsey Cline

    Sous Chef

  41. Kira Woodworth

    Kira Woodworth

    Assistant Manager

  42. Kyle Fong

    Kyle Fong

    Sous Chef

  43. Lacey Glatz

    Lacey Glatz

    Cafe Supervisor

  44. Liz Murtaugh

    Liz Murtaugh

    Sous Chef

  45. Marshall Nall

    Marshall Nall

    Pasta Wrangler

  46. Max O'Loughlin

    Max O'Loughlin


  47. Meg Posey

    Meg Posey

    Manager/Wine Director

  48. Melanie Steehler

    Melanie Steehler

    Sous Chef

  49. Michael Genardini

    Michael Genardini


  50. Michael Gifford

    Michael Gifford


  51. Nathan Witt

    Nathan Witt

    Sous Chef

  52. Nicholas Capizzi

    Nicholas Capizzi


  53. Robin Posey

    Robin Posey


  54. Rocco Venuto

    Rocco Venuto

    Sous Chef

  55. Ross Crifasi

    Ross Crifasi


  56. Ryan Whelchel

    Ryan Whelchel


  57. Scott Siff

    Scott Siff


  58. Sean Ellick

    Sean Ellick


  59. Seth Alexander

    Seth Alexander

    Sous Chef

  60. Steve Norkevicus

    Steve Norkevicus

    Sous Chef

  61. Tania Siff

    Tania Siff


  62. Tariq Rahman

    Tariq Rahman


  63. Taylor Johnson

    Taylor Johnson


  64. Thomas Cullen

    Thomas Cullen


  65. Thomas Kim

    Thomas Kim


  66. Thomas O'Donnell

    Thomas O'Donnell

    Sous Chef

  67. Tony Ferrati

    Tony Ferrati

    Bar Manager

  68. Tosh Warnack

    Tosh Warnack

    Sous Chef

  69. Travis Yuh

    Travis Yuh

    Sous Chef

  70. Will Richey

    Will Richey


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