Scott Siff

Scott Siff

Chef at Tavolàta Spokane

Scott graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2012. While completing his degree he worked for Ken Oringer at Clio in Boston, Ma. He then moved on to work for Food & Wine best new chef 2013 Matthew Gaudet at Westbridge restaurant in Cambridge. After a short stint in Portland, he made his way up to Seattle as the chef at Tavolàta before opening Cortina. He was the opening Chef of Wolf in NYC and has now rejoined us in Washington to be the opening Chef of Tavolàta Spokane.

Hometown

Cooper city, FL

First Restaurant Job

Pantry cook at a bistro in my hometown.

Alternate Universe Career

Hand model

Favorite Late Night Snack

Hi-chews

Best Meal Ever

While traveling in Marseille, France I discovered a butcher shop with a rotisserie in the front window. Too poor to purchase a whole chicken, I decided to get a pint of the potatoes soaking in chicken fat/juices underneath the chickens all day. Those potatoes ended up being the most delicious thing I had my entire trip. Unfortunately, the next day I could not figure out where the butcher shop was located or it's name. But it will live on in my memory.

After Work Hangout

Rabbit Hole

Secret Ingredient

Alliums

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Stateside, Lil Woodies, Westward, Ramen Man

Food Philosophy

Don't over complicate. Cook with the seasons and let the ingredients speak for themselves. Food should provoke thought, bringing back memories and creating new ones.

Restaurant Pet Peeve

Unfolded kitchen towels

What do you love about Seattle?

I love how art, music, and food all play a big part in the cities culture.

Memorable Kitchen Disaster

Long story short: An extern at the restaurant I was working at cooked a burger for room service. It got plated and sent up to the room. 5 minutes later the room service steward gets a phone call that there is a piece of plastic in the burger. The burger comes back to the kitchen and we take the cloche off of the plate to take a look. The dumb butt extern forgot to take the burger out of the plastic wrap before he put it on the grill. The entire burger was wrapped in burnt plastic! Not to mention that the lady that ordered the burger was a hotel reviewer! FAIL

Can't Live Without

Music

What's On The DVR?

Weeds, Walking Dead

What's On The Nightstand?

Cookbooks and a Change Jar

What's On The iPod?

Talking Heads, The Cure, Houndmouth, Amy Winehouse, The Head and The Heart, Bright Eyes, 90's pop rock!

Favorite Movie Quote

Oh, so you think darkness is your ally? But you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it.

What Have You Learned?

Challenge yourself.

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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