maximillian petty


Born and raised in Bothell, Max's career began in his sister's Port Angeles restaurant at age 15. Max studied culinary arts at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR and has worked at restaurants across the United States, including Zaytinya, Creme, King Estate Winery, and Olivia. He was a 2016 and 2017 James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year semi-finalist, an Eater Young Gun semi-finalist, one of Austin's Under 40 and Zagat's 30 Under 30. Max lives on Queen Anne with his wife and son, and his favorite animal is the koala

Chauncey Arkfeld


A Level 1 Sommelier, Chauncey relocated to Seattle from California in 2014 and began working at the Herbfarm. He's a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and has previously worked at Bistro Laurent. Chauncey lives in Madison Park and his favorite animal is Patrick Swayze in Road House.


Gillian Diedrick


A Seattle native, Gillian's served at several restaurants across the country, including Dot's Charcuterie and Bistrot, Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar, and Vestal. Gillian lives in Ballard with her husband and her favorite animal is the pygmy marmoset.


Jean Atkins


Since Jean moved to Seattle from Tacoma in 2006 she's worked in a variety of Seattle restaurants, coffee houses, and cocktail bars, including Rumba, Canlis, and Victrola Coffee. She lives on Capitol Hill with her collection of plastic dinosaurs and peace lily, and her favorite animal is the pangolin.

Giuilia Cole


Born in Houston and raised in Miami, Giulia moved in Bellevue in 2008 and fell in love with cooking through Newport High School's culinary arts program. She's previously worked for Miller's Guild, Harvest Vine, Molly Moon's Ice CreamBrunswick & Hunt and Le Grand Bistro. She lives on Capitol Hill and her favorite animal is the siberian husky


Jeffrey Rusynyk

Sous Chef

After working in restaurants in his home state of Ohio, Jeff moved to Seattle in 2015 to challenge his culinary career. Jeff lives in Queen Anne and his favorite animal is the sea otter.


Janet BEcerra

Line Cook

Raised in Kent, Janet's a 2015 graduate of South Seattle College's culinary arts program. Before Eden Hill, Janet worked at Miyabi 45th, the Four Seasons, and most recently La Source in France. Janet lives on Capitol Hill and her favorite animal is the dog

Aeron Wicks

Line Cook

Born and raised in Seattle, Aeron's previously worked at The Goldfinch Tavern, The Sixgill, and Cafe Campagne. Aeron lives in Lower Queen Anne with his girlfriend and his favorite animal is the himalayan tiger domestic cat.



Raised in Graham, Franco decided to pursue the culinary arts after graduating high school in 2016. Franco's previously worked at Naka. He lives in West Seattle with his sister and brother-in-law, and his favorite animal is Squirtle.