Crave! is where the best chefs and tastemakers from Spokane and the region personally give you a taste of their latest masterpieces. Say hello to all who will be at Crave! 2022 below!

Chefs

Felipe Hernandez

The year was 1990, and quite frankly, Felipe Hernandez needed a job.“Everyone had always loved our family’s tamales, and I decided, why not open a

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Peter Froese

Instagram: @froese.p Website: ganderandryegrass.com Gander and Ryegrass: Peter is the owner and chef. Italian inspired. An award winning contemporary tasting menu restaurant located in spokane.

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Scott Siff

Scott Siff is a veteran Ethan Stowell Restaurant team member and Chef. He was the Chef at Tavolàta Capitol Hill before opening Cortina. He was

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Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez went to the Art Institute of Seattle to earn his culinary degree. He worked in many up-and-coming restaurants until meeting his mentor in

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Caleb Smith

Chef Caleb Smith has been integral in the development of the restaurant at Arbor Crest, bringing creativity, passion and attention to detail with every dish.

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Chad White

Chef White a Spokane native started his culinary career when joined the United States Navy on 9/11. From cooking in the United States Navy to Top

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Tu David Phu

Chef Tu David Phu is a first generation Vietnamese-American with a rich culinary background. An alumni of highly regarded kitchens (such as: Daniel, Acquerello and

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Deb Green-Clemons

Madeleines Deb Green first perfected her cooking skills by making new dishes for dinner parties with friends and trying to “one-up” herself. It wasn’t long

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Travis Dickinson 

Cochinito Taqueria Travis first discovered the restaurant business at the age of 15, washing dishes at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

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Brian Duffy

Duffified Experiences Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big

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Tony Reed

Spiceology I’ve worked in the culinary world since I was 15 years old. My strength has been in Asian cuisine, but classically trained at the

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Alexa Wilson

US Foods Chef Alexa is passionate about food and growing the culinary community. She has focused her career on learning and sharing what food is

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Brandon Rosen

Brandon grew up the youngest of four boys near Detroit working in a family-owned and operated chocolate confectionery business. He tempered fine chocolate, ran the

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Chris Silva

Le Catering When Chris was 14, he worked at a restaurant across the street from his house. Watching the cooks there and the way they

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Alex Santos-Cucalon

Thai Bamboo My name is Chef Alex Santos-Cucalon. I am the Corporate Chef for Thai Bamboo Restaurants, the first person in the company to hold

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Rudy Velasquez

Honey Eatery & Social Club Chef Rudy Velasquez, a Seattle native, utilizes the abundant resources of the Pacific Northwest to create seasonally inspired cuisine at

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Paul Shields

Doughlicious Paul got his start in the culinary world back in 1997 at Mission Community College in Santa Clara, CA. He then bounced around different

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Matthias Merges

Folk Art Mgmt. Matthias Merges is the chef and proprietor of Folkart Restaurant Management, a craft-driven hospitality group focused on operational excellence, state of the

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Mary Parker

baba Spokane Mary Parker was raised in the culinary world from a young age. She grew up helping out at her parent’s small restaurant and

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Corey Jackson

Yards Bruncheon As a young man in Everson, WA, Cory Jackson had trouble finding his “calling.” After one shift in a restaurant, he found it.

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Ethan Stowell

Ethan Stowell Restaurants Ethan grew up in Seattle and is self-taught. He was named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs in America in

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Mark Singson

Fam Inc. Mark recently placed runner up on Top Chef Canada Season 6 wherehe was referred to as a ‘magician’ in the kitchen, as well

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Aaron Fish

Incrediburger Chef Aaron Fish began his culinary journey at the age of 14 in the heart of Marin County CA. “The first task I was

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