Sara Peterson

Sara Peterson

Manager at Staple & Fancy

Sara graduated with a BFA in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts—so naturally she began to wait tables! She has found it to be more rewarding than she ever expected; and really enjoys the community within the industry. From Manager at Mkt. to now Manager at Staple & Fancy and Marine Hardware, Sara definitely plays a leading role at ESR.

Hometown

Kalama, Washington. (It's a Twilight location!)

First Restaurant Job

Red Lobster. I never want to see another cheddar bay biscuit again.

Last Restaurant Job

Betty Restaurant

Alternate Universe Career

A secret agent!

Favorite Late Night Snack

Mac and Cheese.

Best Meal Ever

At Spur, before it closed. My friends Sam and Erin and I had almost everything on the menu-food and cocktail related. Plus there was wine. It was the perfect storm of spot-on food, service, drinks, and company. Also pretty much every meal I have had at Spinasse. I love the food and the staff there.

After Work Hangout

Single Shot, Nacho Borracho, or my couch.

Secret Ingredient

Garlic, garlic, garlic! Sorry, friends.

Restaurant Pet Peeve

When tables don't acknowledge their server. We don't need to be best friends, but we are here to make your experience the best it can be. Give me an inch, and I'll give you a mile.

What do you love about Seattle?

Being able to look outside and be reminded of how beautiful our world is.

Favorite Place In The World

Drinking rose on the beach with my friends.

What's On The DVR?

Anything crime related.

What's On The iPod?

Hamilton. It's pretty much the best thing I have ever heard.

Favorite Movie Quote

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.

What Have You Learned?

If it's not fun, it's not worth it.

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. Scarlet Keiser

    Scarlet Keiser

    Executive Assistant

  10. Phia McDonnell

    Phia McDonnell

    Events & Catering Manager

  11. Alcena Plum

    Alcena Plum

    Manager

  12. Ally Reardon

    Ally Reardon

    Manager

  13. Alvin Go

    Alvin Go

    Assistant General Manager

  14. Ashley Kim

    Ashley Kim

    Manager

  15. Bernadette Biela

    Bernadette Biela

    Manager

  16. Caleb Floyd

    Caleb Floyd

    Manager

  17. Canara Rim

    Canara Rim

    Manager

  18. Christian Padilla

    Christian Padilla

    Sous Chef

  19. Cody Bellflower

    Cody Bellflower

    Chef

  20. Cody Samuels

    Cody Samuels

    Manager

  21. Colt Lippincott

    Colt Lippincott

    Sous Chef

  22. Daniel King

    Daniel King

    Sous Chef

  23. Dionne Himmelfarb

    Dionne Himmelfarb

    Pastry Chef

  24. David Kim

    David Kim

    General Manager

  25. Dominic Diodata

    Dominic Diodata

    Sous Chef

  26. Donald Adams

    Donald Adams

    Chef

  27. Elliot Kitzelman

    Elliot Kitzelman

    Sous Chef

  28. Evan DeCarufel

    Evan DeCarufel

    Sous Chef

  29. Gabriel Hodges

    Gabriel Hodges

    Manager

  30. Ivan Pautov

    Ivan Pautov

    Manager

  31. Jace Jorgensen

    Jace Jorgensen

    Chef

  32. James Sebenoler

    James Sebenoler

    Sous Chef

  33. Jessica Rudell

    Jessica Rudell

    Chef

  34. Joe Bee

    Joe Bee

    Manager

  35. John Lundahl

    John Lundahl

    Sous Chef

  36. John Stone

    John Stone

    Sous Chef

  37. Jordan Moore

    Jordan Moore

    Sous Chef

  38. Jordan Richendrfer

    Jordan Richendrfer

    Sous Chef

  39. Justin Kim

    Justin Kim

    Sous Chef

  40. Kelsey Cline

    Kelsey Cline

    Sous Chef

  41. Kris Kalinczok

    Kris Kalinczok

    Corporate Catering Director

  42. Kyle Fong

    Kyle Fong

    Sous Chef

  43. Lacey Glatz

    Lacey Glatz

    Cafe Supervisor

  44. Marshall Nall

    Marshall Nall

    Pasta Wrangler

  45. Meg Posey

    Meg Posey

    Manager/Wine Director

  46. Melanie Steehler

    Melanie Steehler

    Sous Chef

  47. Michael Crossman

    Michael Crossman

    Manager

  48. Michael Genardini

    Michael Genardini

    Sous Chef

  49. Michael Gifford

    Michael Gifford

    Chef

  50. Nathan Witt

    Nathan Witt

    Sous Chef

  51. Nicole Matson

    Nicole Matson

    Chef

  52. Patrick Devine

    Patrick Devine

    General Manager

  53. Ricky Wyman

    Ricky Wyman

    General Manager

  54. Roger Harper

    Roger Harper

    Chef

  55. Ross Crifasi

    Ross Crifasi

    Manager

  56. Sara Peterson

    Sara Peterson

    Manager

  57. Sadie White

    Sadie White

    Chef

  58. Scott Siff

    Scott Siff

    Chef

  59. Sean Ellick

    Sean Ellick

    Manager

  60. Steve Norkevicus

    Steve Norkevicus

    Sous Chef

  61. Taylor Johnson

    Taylor Johnson

    Chef

  62. Taylor Pagano

    Taylor Pagano

    Chef

  63. Thomas O'Donnell

    Thomas O'Donnell

    Sous Chef

  64. Tony Ferrati

    Tony Ferrati

    Bar Manager

  65. Tosh Warnack

    Tosh Warnack

    Sous Chef

  66. Virginia Son

    Virginia Son

    Sous Chef

  67. Will Richey

    Will Richey

    Manager

  68. Aras Dailide

    Aras Dailide

    Chef

  69. Brandon Marie

    Brandon Marie

    Chef

  70. Thomas Cullen

    Thomas Cullen

    Chef

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