Marshall Nall

Marshall Nall

Commissary Manager

Marshall has been in charge of pasta production for all ESR locations for several years now. He has worked with extruders and sheeters and before working with ESR, held the role of Sous Chef at Tavolàta's old neighbor Marjorie in Belltown where he often fed the crew after their shifts. He is now managing the commissary kitchen full time.

Hometown

Born in Mobile, Alabama. Left quickly.

First Restaurant Job

Dishwasher at Red Lobster, age 15.

Last Restaurant Job

Boat Street Café

Alternate Universe Career

Guitar player in a loud band that gets paid really well.

Favorite Late Night Snack

When out, pizza. At home, apple and crunchy peanut butter.

Best Meal Ever

I once sat squarely on an entire, steaming hot, large Hawaiian pizza that had been placed in my seat for a moment as the young, new server handled another pie. Retuning to my seat from the WC, my chair still tucked in under the table, I slid it out and sat in one motion, never seeing the plate of lava on my chair, sprang up as the red sauce blistered my thumb with cheese trailing ten inches from the pie to my jeans and calmly turned to the table that had shouted NO a bit too late and said “I’m sorry, but your other pizza will be another 10 minutes”.

After Work Hangout

These days, home for a beer or a few.

Secret Ingredient

Patience, don't get frantic.

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

So many! I have paralysis by analysis.

Food Philosophy

Keep things simple.

Restaurant Pet Peeve

On the job, salt boxes, with the nice little pull-out spout. Everyone around me knows this. Perfectly good spout, and people still rip the top of the box open, for 1/4 C of salt. As soon as I make enough noise about it, the salt boxes arrive with inoperable spouts, and we have to rip the top of the box open! Sigh.

What do you love about Seattle?

Everything I need and want is within a ten-mile urban radius, yet it doesn't seem crowded. Plus when the sun is out, Seattle is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Favorite Place In The World

Haven't seen enough yet to say, but Italy is a good start.

Memorable Kitchen Disaster

I can't pick one. 25 years, I've seen a lot of funny, horrible, and expensive mishaps, and some I have scars from.

Can't Live Without

Besides the elements we call Air, Water, and Food? Easy. Music, and money, in that order.

What's On The DVR?

MMA fights, Metalocalypse, and Celebrity Ghost Stories

What's On The Nightstand?

Cup of water, cell phone.

What's On The iPod?

About 50 gigs. A lot of everything. If it's not playing, I'll sing to myself.

Favorite Movie Quote

"Gee I'm real sorry your mom blew up, Ricky."

What I've Learned?

Keep your energy positive. Negativity is absorbed by those around you and will come back to everyone's detriment.

Meet The Crew

  1. Ethan Stowell

    Ethan Stowell

    CEO & Founder

  2. Steve Hooper

    Steve Hooper

    President

  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

    Manager

  16. Ally Reardon

    Ally Reardon

    Manager

  17. Aras Dailide

    Aras Dailide

    Chef

  18. Ashley Fells

    Ashley Fells

    Manager

  19. Bernadette Biela

    Bernadette Biela

    Manager

  20. Brandon Marie

    Brandon Marie

    Chef

  21. Christian Padilla

    Christian Padilla

    Chef

  22. Cody Bellflower

    Cody Bellflower

    Chef

  23. Daniel King

    Daniel King

    Sous Chef

  24. Dionne Himmelfarb

    Dionne Himmelfarb

    Pastry Chef

  25. Dominic Diodata

    Dominic Diodata

    Chef

  26. Eric Gould

    Eric Gould

    Chef

  27. Evan DeCarufel

    Evan DeCarufel

    Chef

  28. Gabriel Hodges

    Gabriel Hodges

    Manager

  29. Ivan Pautov

    Ivan Pautov

    Manager

  30. Jessica Rudell

    Jessica Rudell

    Chef

  31. Joe Bee

    Joe Bee

    Manager

  32. John Lundahl

    John Lundahl

    Sous Chef

  33. Jonathan van Vliet

    Jonathan van Vliet

    Manager

  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

    Chef

  43. Michael Gifford

    Michael Gifford

    Chef

  44. Nathan Witt

    Nathan Witt

    Sous Chef

  45. Patrick Devine

    Patrick Devine

    General Manager

  46. Ross Crifasi

    Ross Crifasi

    Manager

  47. Scott Siff

    Scott Siff

    Chef

  48. Sean Ellick

    Sean Ellick

    Manager

  49. Seth Alexander

    Seth Alexander

    Sous Chef

  50. Steve Norkevicus

    Steve Norkevicus

    Sous Chef

  51. Tania Ross

    Tania Ross

    Manager

  52. Taylor Johnson

    Taylor Johnson

    Chef

  53. Thomas Cullen

    Thomas Cullen

    Chef

  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

    Manager

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