MEET BLAKE ALFSTAD – CREATOR OF JEAN & JUNE

“If you approach something with fear, or doubt yourself, it won’t work”.  “The more time you try to push something that’s not working, the more money you’re wasting” “That didn’t work, but I’m going to fix it and take what I learned to make it better” “It’s been mistake, after accident, after mess up, but […]

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MEET CELESTE, CREATOR OF CHAPS COFFEE CO.

Meet Celeste Shaw, creator of Chaps Coffee Co. Celeste understands the power of food as it pertains to bringing the community together. She wears so many hats and she wears them all so well. She uses food to serve others, to spread love, to make people smile, and to build community. To know her is […]

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MEET CHEF TRAVIS DICKINSON

“We are just a couple of local guys doing high quality stuff and trying not to suck” says Chef Travis Dickinson about himself and business partner, Justin, regarding their new restaurant, Cochinito Taqueria in downtown Spokane.  Chef Travis Dickinson grew up in Post Falls, Idaho. He started his career in the restaurant world at the […]

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SPOKANE CHEF FEATURE: MOLLY PATRICK

Chef Molly Patrick is unapologetically bad-a$$ (for lack of a better term). She grew up in Georgia, got her GED at 16 and immediately enrolled in college. While in college she worked in various restaurants and realized she was passionate about food, but didn’t know much about it. She said “I knew nothing, but I […]

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MEET TONY BROWN, CHEF AT RUINS SPOKANE

Chef Tony Brown, creator and mastermind behind Ruins, began his career at Twigs, worked at Luna for a year, and Mizuna for almost eight! In 2012, he opened Stella’s, which he has now merged with Ruins. You can find some of your favorite Stella’s Sandwich favorites at Ruins for lunch. He used to walk by […]

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SPOKANE CHEF JEREMY HANSEN

Pictured is Chef Jeremy Hansen at one of his many Spokane restaurants, Inland Pacific Kitchen. To say that he is passionate about Spokane is an understatement. He has been a big part of the growth of the food culture of Downtown Spokane. He believes in the motto, “If you build it, people will come, but […]

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PERRY STREET BREWING CHEF ALISHA VAN GUILDER

Perry Street Brewing Chef, Alisha Van Guilder, did not start her journey as a budding young child who always dreamt of becoming a chef. Her journey was more practical. She did, however, grow up watching in amazement as her talented grandmother would create elaborately perfect meals for the family with such ease. She was a […]

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