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Josh Lorenzen

Connect: Facebook Instagram Visit Website After working at Mizuna circa 2011, Josh joined the Bijou Cafe in downtown Portland, eventually becoming their Sous Chef.  At RÜT, Lorenzen plays the role of Executive Chef and offers an artistic, conscientious, yet approachable vegan dining experience. RÜT (pronounced “root”) opened Spring 2019 in Spokane’s South Hill District. The …

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Viljo Basso

Connect: Facebook Instagram Visit Website Courtesy Spokesman Review Here’s a Q&A with Viljo Basso of Syringa and The Bluebird in Coeur d’Alene. What’s your favorite dish to cook at home? Any rustic-style roast. I love the simplicity, and it reminds me of my childhood. Where do you eat when you eat out? I eat out …

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Jeff Bonilla

Connect: Facebook Twitter Instagram Chef Jeff Bonilla is a multi award-winning Chef with 17+ years experience in various culinary settings. Has held both titles of Executive Chef and Executive Pastry Chef, Bonilla is the Creator of many signature plates and menus in some of Southern California most popular dining destinations. Bonilla’s modernist approach of “new …

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Colin Barker

Connect: Facebook Twitter Instagram Visit Website Colin is the founder and owner of Barker BBQ, a home-grown bbq company that started as an Instagram page sharing pictures of the latest cooks in his backyard and grew to a company selling rubs. His rub lines uses premium local ingredients from Spiceology and Tom Sawyer Country Coffee, …

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Hugh Acheson

Connect: Facebook Twitter Instagram Visit Website Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Hugh started cooking at a young age and decided to make it his career after taking a very long time to realize that academics weren’t his thing. At age 15, he began working in restaurants after school and learning as much as possible. …

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Camrin Costello

Connect: Facebook Visit Website By Adriana Janovich  Camrin Costello was hired as the bar manager at Soulful Soups & Spirits to revamp the bar program and focus on craft cocktails. Here, we get to know her better. What’s your proudest moment or accomplishment behind the bar? There was a moment when I realized I was no longer …

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Cody Winfrey

Connect: Facebook Visit Website The lead bartender at Luna Winfrey, who has worked at Luna for one year, has published a book of his libations, “Cocktails by Cody,” and recently, as the lead bartender, revamped the bar menu at Luna for spring. His additions to the menu include the best-selling RBG and Betty Draper (Winfrey …

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Jamie Wilson

Connect: Facebook Visit Website Jamie started doing internships and competitions at the age of 13 and from there was able to be mentored by some great chefs in Spokane including Louis Huang, Chad White, and Jeremy Hansen.  She really loved competing in FCCLA and ProStart culinary competitions. In those competitions Jamie won the state level …

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Jesse Waldman

Connect: Facebook Twitter Instagram Visit Website Jesse Waldman started cooking in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley in California at the age of 15 and later attended Culinary School at Santa Barbara Culinary School.  Upon completing his education he relocated to Lake Tahoe to work for one of the top 10 restaurants in the country …

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Adam Hegsted

Connect: Facebook Instagram Visit Website CRAVE NW’s Culinary Director Adam Hegsted is proud to be an Inland Pacific Northwest native having grown up and living most of my life. Graduated from Northwest Culinary Academy and Art Institute of Seattle. Owner of Eat Good Group featuring a wide array of restaurants including Wandering Table, Yards Bruncheon, …

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