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.
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.
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.
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 Cream, Brunswick & Hunt and Le Grand Bistro. She lives on Capitol Hill and her favorite animal is the siberian husky.
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.
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.