Chef and Proprietor, John Howie Restaurant Group
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar — Bellevue
John Howie Steak — Bellevue
Beardslee Public House — Bothell
Wildwood Spirits Co. — Bothell
In.gredients — Redmond *(Microsoft Campus)
Chef John Howie’s restaurants, ranging from casual, scratch-cooking establishments to fine dining, are renowned for infusing innovation into evolving seasonal menus that feature the highest quality, sustainable meat and seafood with locally sourced ingredients.
In recognition of being chef and proprietor of some of the Seattle Area’s most prominent restaurants, Chef Howie was nominated Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2013 and has been invited to be guest chef at the James Beard House on five separate occasions. Chef Howie is also author of the cookbook Passion & Palate: Recipes for a Generous Table and is a sought-after culinary expert featured in local and national media, including Martha Stewart Living, The Today Show, The CBS Early Morning Show, Cooking Channel, Food Network, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Chef John Howie is also the co-owner of the Wildwood Sprits Co., located in Bothell, Washington, that produces award-winning craft spirits using a local farm to distillery approach. Wildwood’s Stark Vatten Vodka, Kur Gin, and The Dark Door Bourbon have received critical international acclaim including Double Gold Medal in 2017, and Double Gold Medal Best in Show at the 2014 World Wine and Spirits Competition in New York and Top 10 Spirit of The Year from Wine & Spirits Magazine and Double Gold Medal in the 2018 San Francisco International Spirits Competition.
The Dark Door Bourbon has also been awarded a Gold Medal at the Berlin International Spirits competition, and Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Spirits competition. All of Chef Howie’s spirits are served at John Howie Steak.
Chef Howie and his restaurants are as recognized for philanthropic generosity as they are for culinary achievement. Since 2002, the John Howie Restaurant Group has received numerous awards for philanthropy and community involvement, and has given more than $6 million to hundreds of charitable organizations. The John Howie Restaurant Group includes Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar (Bellevue), John Howie Steak (Bellevue), Beardslee Public House (Bothell), Wildwood Spirits Co. (Bothell) and In.gredients (Microsoft Redmond campus).