OPERATIONS & Culinary Director| Alex Marek
Ballard born Chef Alex Marek is no stranger to Steaks and Seafood! His previous experiences span places like Little Water Cantina, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and our very own Shooby Doo Catering. His style of cuisine is flavorful, comforting and approachable. It embodies the Northwest spirit in which he was derived from. Join him for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner and be prepared to leave satisfied!
Chef DE CUISINE | skyeler milgate
Skyeler brings over 13 years of culinary experience to our team. Making his bones in iconic Seattle restaurants such as Lecosho, Cactus, and Il Corvo, he most recently served as Executive Chef for Precept Wine Group. Skyeler’s unique perspective on food and flavors from around the world in only rivaled by his understanding of hospitality. Make sure to try one of his delicious specials on our daily fresh sheet!
general manager, Service & Beverage Director | Jin Link
Jin has been a staple bartender of the community for more than a decade. His background in mixology was shaken, not stirred, from places like Scott's Bar & Grill and Rory's of Edmonds. Moving out from “behind the stick”, his latest venture as General Manager should be as exciting for you as it is for us!
assistant general manager, events manager | laura engels
One half of a sisterly duo on our management team is Laura Engels. Her hospitality career has flourished with us at Salt and Iron, starting with us as a host and quickly being promoted through the ranks. With a background in theatre, she knows how to make your event a stageworthy performance!
ASSISTANT MANAGER | LEAH NICHOLSON
Born and raised in nearby Snohomish, Leah’s hospitality experience has spanned across Seattle, the Eastside, and Mill Creek. She joins us from Azul, where she started her management career. Her fun loving attitude brings a bright side to hospitality!
EXECUTIVE Pastry Chef | KAYTLIN MARTIN
Chef Kaytlin has a creative sweet and savory side. She manages Feedme Hospitality Restaurant Group's pastry program as well as our Catering program at Shooby Doo Catering. Her creativity expands over a dozen different cuisines and styles. Her team will dazzle you with the most satisfying sweets you've ever had!
sOUS CHEF | valerie engels
Val is the other half of our sisterly duo. A graduate of the culinary program at BTC in Bellingham, Val went on to intern in France where she refined her skills. Before moving to Edmonds, she cooked at Semiahmoo Resort and served as Chef de Cuisine at Aslan Brewing. Her passion for music is reflected in her artful cuisine!