Tania Siff

Tania Siff

Manager at Tavolàta Spokane

With a decade+ of experience in the service industry. Tania grew up working in her parents restaurant in New London, NH and grew to love hospitality and all things restaurants. She managed fine dining in Boston, but took a step back to learn how to bartend. After bartending at Viale in Cambridge, MA for awhile, she moved to Seattle and became the bar wizard of Bramling Cross.  Not long after, Tania opened Super Bueno as the Bar Manager and Beverage Director, has served as the Manager at Tavolàta Capitol Hill, and is now the General Manager and Beverage Director at Tavolàta Spokane. 

HOMETOWN

New London, NH

FIRST RESTAURANT JOB

Mackenna's Restaurant

LAST RESTAURANT JOB

Not including ESR? Viale in Cambridge, MA

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER 

Doggy daycare owner and professional plant mom

BEST MEAL EVER

Stages at One Washington in Dover, NH. It's an incredible maybe 20 seat restaurant in the middle of nowhere in a tiny corner of a giant abandoned warehouse. The tasting menu was phenomenal and the corned beef heart was one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life. Also anything cooked by my Grammy is a winner. 

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SNACK

Pepperoni, no cheese. Extra 'roni. Or Popcorn.

FAVORITE SEATTLE RESTAURANTS

Gracia, Pablo Y Pablo, Le Pichet, Cafe Turko, Plenty of Clouds

FOOD/SERVICE PHILOSOPHY

Try to work a little bit harder and be a little bit better every day. Try to learn something new everyday and try to teach someone something new everyday. I love getting a guest interested in a new bottle of wine, or a spirit they've never tried. Make someones day better than it was when they walked in; make their experience with you the best part of their day.  

RESTAURANT PET PEEVE

Uncut tape on labels. Don't be sloppy.

AFTER WORK HANGOUT

My couch with my dog

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD

Sounds cheesy, but my mom's house. When I'm there it usually means I'm surrounded by my sister and my mom and probably at least 2 dogs. Nothing better than that.

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

my dog, Leslie

WHAT'S ON THE DVR?

reruns of RuPauls Drag Race and Cheers

FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE?

"I'd rather die than live in a world where I can't kick your ass." -Hot Rod

WHAT'S ON THE NIGHTSTAND?

Probably a half finished soda water 

MEMORABLE KITCHEN DISASTER 

I was fresh out of college and working at a high volume Irish Pub in NH. We used those large trays to carry large amounts of food. I had food for a 10 top piled on one of these disaster traps and a guest came around the corner too fast and startled me, causing me to step too far to one side, which knocked the tray into the the corner of the door. Flash forward to me sitting on the floor in the middle of the dining room with broken plates everywhere and absolutely covered in food. Most horrifying moment of my life.

GO TO PANDORA STATION?

Sam Cooke or Carley Rae Jepsen

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

Don't take things too seriously. It's just food and drinks at the end of the day. A smile and a good attitude really take you a long way. 

Meet The Crew

  1. Ethan Stowell

    Ethan Stowell

    CEO & Founder

  2. Steve Hooper

    Steve Hooper

    President

  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

    Manager

  20. Ally Reardon

    Ally Reardon

    Manager

  21. Amy Born

    Amy Born

    Manager

  22. Ava Haase

    Ava Haase

    Manager

  23. Ashley Fells

    Ashley Fells

    Assistant Manager

  24. Ashley Kim

    Ashley Kim

    Manager

  25. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore

    Manager

  26. Christian Padilla

    Christian Padilla

    Chef

  27. Cody Bellflower

    Cody Bellflower

    Chef

  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

    Chef

  33. Evan DeCarufel

    Evan DeCarufel

    Chef

  34. Gabriel Hodges

    Gabriel Hodges

    Manager

  35. Ivan Pautov

    Ivan Pautov

    Manager

  36. Jessica Rudell

    Jessica Rudell

    Chef

  37. Jonathan van Vliet

    Jonathan van Vliet

    Manager

  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

    Manager

  47. Meg Posey

    Meg Posey

    Manager/Wine Director

  48. Melanie Steehler

    Melanie Steehler

    Sous Chef

  49. Michael Genardini

    Michael Genardini

    Chef

  50. Michael Gifford

    Michael Gifford

    Chef

  51. Nathan Witt

    Nathan Witt

    Sous Chef

  52. Nicholas Capizzi

    Nicholas Capizzi

    Chef

  53. Robin Posey

    Robin Posey

    Chef

  54. Rocco Venuto

    Rocco Venuto

    Sous Chef

  55. Ross Crifasi

    Ross Crifasi

    Manager

  56. Ryan Whelchel

    Ryan Whelchel

    Manager

  57. Scott Siff

    Scott Siff

    Chef

  58. Sean Ellick

    Sean Ellick

    Manager

  59. Seth Alexander

    Seth Alexander

    Sous Chef

  60. Steve Norkevicus

    Steve Norkevicus

    Sous Chef

  61. Tania Siff

    Tania Siff

    Manager

  62. Tariq Rahman

    Tariq Rahman

    Chef

  63. Taylor Johnson

    Taylor Johnson

    Chef

  64. Thomas Cullen

    Thomas Cullen

    Chef

  65. Thomas Kim

    Thomas Kim

    Chef

  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

    Manager

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