Thank you Chef!

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We’ve been blessed at Craft & Gather. We just turned two last month and we have had absolutely the best teams we could hope for since day one. One of those people is our Chef Steve Jensen.

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Steve was our very first hire. Joining us before the paint dried and any equipment was installed. He helped us setup the restaurant, develop menus and create what has become the culture of our little neighborhood joint in the middle of seemingly no where that not many people knew existed. That has all changed today.


We went from a restaurant that was an unknown to a restaurant that is busting at the seams most nights. Our thousands of followers on social media media checking in daily to get a glimpse of what Steve is cooking up. Many just order the specials without asking knowing it’s going to be kick ass. His knowledge of food and food science is far deeper than we ever needed to know. Ask him a question and next thing you know he’s diagramming something on stainless steel. With the PNW being his home, he helped us create exactly what we were looking for Craft & Gather to be. All that and he’s also a very good natured soul that’s easy to work with and a pleasure to be around.


I write this to celebrate and thank Steve for his accomplishments during his time with us. Steve has an opportunity to further his chef career and sadly Friday will be his last shift. So stop in Thursday or Friday to wish him well, eat some food and toast him off. (FYI, he loves whiskey and bacon.)


Thank you Steve for everything you have given us!

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You can follow Steve on instagram @chefstevejensen to see what he’s up to next.


Meanwhile, C&G will continue on and forward. Steve has built a great team that can execute his vision forward. We also have a new Chef joining us soon. Stay tuned for details.

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Darrin Sander