Serving Up Food and Hope in Seattle (Guest: John Howie)

Life can be difficult sometimes, but that’s no reason to quit. Our guest on this program, Chef John Howie, can identify with this message; he has lived it. John is also quick to point out that dreaming big, working hard, and not giving up are very much worth the effort.

John worked to support himself while still a boy of 15. With skills and responsibilities gained from caring for younger siblings, he quickly made a place for himself in the restaurant business. He ultimate became the executive chef of one of the most prestigious restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. He now heads John Howie Restaurant Group, which owns and operates five award-winning restaurants in and around the Seattle area.

John has never been one to take his success or the people working for him for granted.  He believes strongly in giving back, which is why he and his family are so involved in local charities and causes, especially those involving young people. John’s is a heartfelt message of encouragement and hope based upon authentic gratitude.

John and his restaurants have been praised by numerous media, including Food & Wine, Wine Spectator, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Sunset, Martha Stewart Living, The Early Show (CBS), CNN, Food Network and The Cooking Channel. John is the author of Passion and Palate: Recipies for a Generous Table. (This book contains John’s story, as well as 240 prize recipes with 88 full-color photos.) (26:43)

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