Bellevue, Washington, isn't just a hub for business meetings and conventions; it's a paradise for food enthusiasts. Home to celebrated chefs and their innovative culinary creations, Bellevue offers a dining experience that's both diverse and exquisite. From Michelin stars to James Beard Awards, our city promises to delight your taste buds and impress even the most discerning delegates at your next event. Let's embark on a gastronomic journey through Bellevue's impressive culinary scene.

Award winning chefs in Bellevue

From left to right: Chef Jason Wilson, Chef Justin Skenes, Chef Bobby Moore, Chef John Howie, Chef Morimoto, Chef Felice

Chef Jason Wilson: The Artisan Experience

At the heart of Bellevue's dining prestige is James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson. Known for his dedication to sourcing the highest quality ingredients from Northwest and American farmers, Chef Wilson's The Lakehouse epitomizes the artisanal dining experience. His unique approach combines comfort with sophistication, creating a respite for guests to enjoy distinct craft cooking. Chef Wilson's portfolio extends to the modern speakeasy Civility & Unrest and the Cedar + Elm, offering diverse culinary adventures for every palate.

Chef Bobby Moore: A Culinary Collective

Bobby Moore Restaurants, led by the renowned Chef Bobby Moore, represents a fusion of skills, innovation, and passion. At Bar Moore, you'll find an intimate lounge setting perfect for connecting over fresh seafood, while Bis on Main takes you back to Chef Moore's roots with Northwest cuisine. His commitment to fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and partnerships with local farmers and winemakers ensures a memorable and authentic dining experience for your event attendees.

Chef John Howie: Innovator and Philanthropist

Chef John Howie, a nominee for Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation, is known for his innovative and evolving seasonal menus. His restaurants range from casual to fine dining, all emphasizing sustainable meat and seafood sourced locally. Chef Howie's dedication to philanthropy and community involvement adds a layer of depth to his culinary ventures, making dining at his establishments not just a meal, but an experience with a cause. Be sure to visit one of Chef Howie’s restaurants John Howie Steak, SeaStar Restaurant & Raw Bar,  Whiskey By John Howie, and Beardslee Public House.

Chef Joshua Skenes: A Michelin-starred Maestro

With three Michelin stars under his belt, Chef Joshua Skenes is a culinary innovator, renowned for his commitment to open-fire cooking and sourcing the finest ingredients. His unique cooking style, which blends modern techniques with a profound respect for nature, offers a dining experience that showcases the purest flavors in the most meticulous manner. Chef Skenes' cuisine is more than food; it's a celebration of gastronomic artistry. Be sure to score a seat at Chef Skenes highly anticipated new restaurant at the International Bellevue at the Avenues.

Iron Chef Morimoto: Fusion and Innovation

 Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, a name synonymous with culinary excellence, brings his innovative fusion of traditional Japanese flavors with contemporary cuisine to Bellevue. Known for his appearances on "Iron Chef," Morimoto's culinary empire is a testament to his creative artistry and dedication to perfection. Chef Morimoto’s new Bellevue restaurant at the Intercontinental Bellevue will offer a unique blend of tradition and innovation, perfect for impressing international delegates.

Chef Robbie Felice: Rising Star with Italian Flair

James Beard Rising Star Chef Semifinalist, Chef Robbie Felice, is making waves with his modern take on Italian cuisine. His passion for marrying traditional Italian flavors with innovative techniques results in dishes that are both authentic and avant-garde. Felice's restaurants are a must-visit for those seeking a dining experience that combines authenticity with creativity. Be sure to check out Chef Felice at the new pastaRAMEN in Bellevue.

Master Chef Jun Takai: The Sushi Virtuoso

Master Chef Jun Takai brings the art of Japanese sushi to Bellevue with an unrivaled mastery. His restaurant Takai by Kashiba is a passion project and was named best new Omakase restaurant by Easter. named His journey from Kyoto fish markets to Bellevue's dining scene is marked by dedication and passion. Chef Jun's expertise in seafood, honed by years of training in Japan, is\\\

] evident in every dish he serves, making his restaurant a pinnacle of Bellevue's culinary landscape.

Be our Guest!

Bellevue's culinary scene is a mosaic of flavors, creativity, and passion. As you plan your next meeting or event, consider the remarkable dining experiences that await in Bellevue. Our city's renowned chefs and their diverse restaurants are ready to exceed your expectations and leave a lasting impression on your attendees. For an unforgettable culinary journey at your next event, plan your meeting in Bellevue and submit an RFP today. Let Bellevue's flavors elevate your event to new heights!