This is Us - Private Events Manager Lauren Pedersen

In celebration of our second anniversary (March 2017), we'd like to introduce you to some of the fabulous team members that love to serve you daily here at the corner of Fourth & Main!  Today, let's chat with Private Events Manager Lauren Pedersen:

When I'm not at work, I'm probably....

In the mountains! I love hiking and camping. When the season doesn’t allow I satisfy my need to be outside by running and walking as often as possible, rain or shine.  

If I could be a kid again for a day, I would...

Relish the lack of responsibility! I’ve always been an independent person, even as a kid, but I wouldn’t mind having someone else handle the logistics and details of adult life for a day. I’d also ask my mom to tuck me in again.  

Once my shift is over, I can't wait to go and eat...

Fruit! I love fruit and we only really offer it with our brunch menu on the weekends. Other than that I eat most of my meals here and probably could for the rest of my life.

My favorite thing about working at Salt & Iron is...

My wonderful coworkers. It is such gift to show up to work and your coworkers greet you with hugs and smiles and love. We have all been through a lot together, and many of us have been here since the beginning. It truly is a family and I am so grateful to be part of it!

The one thing in Edmonds that everyone must do at least once is...

Soap the fountain! Just kidding. As an Edmonds native that is something we all did at one time. Nowadays I recommend people take a walk and see Edmonds on foot. There are lots of wonderful shops and restaurants right here in downtown, but if you wander off the beaten path a bit there are some beautiful gardens, interesting architecture, and friendly people to chat with. Hop the ferry too and view Edmonds from the Sound. It is such a jewel.   

If I could only eat one dish from our menu for the rest of my life, it would definitely be...

Our Sunny Avocado Toast. Such a simple and classic dish that I never tire of. I always get mine with extra chili flakes and extra micro herbs.  

The coolest thing you might not know about me is...

I was originally a geology major! I ended up with a degree in Environmental Science from the UW, but I had initially pursued geology because I love volcanoes and plate-tectonics! I can even tell you what all of the mineral crystals are in our granite bar-top.  

The reason Salt & Iron is the best restaurant in Edmonds is...

Each of us who work here at Salt&Iron are here because we want to be. Yes it is a job, but there are many places we all could work. We are a team put together of many people who’ve known each other for years, have worked together for years, have grown up together, or are now like family. This bond allows us to take care of each other and our guests here at the restaurant as a team, not just coworkers.