Chef de Cuisine Dylan Giordan
Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa is pleased to announce Dylan Giordan as the chef de cuisine at bin on the lake, where he is charged with leading the culinary team and direction of the restaurant, as well as continuing the exceptional dining experience guests have grown to expect. Giordan is well-known throughout Seattle, having served in some of the city's most esteemed restaurants, and is eager to bring his passion for Northwest flavors and the region's stunning raw ingredients to bin on the lake.
Chef Dylan Giordan has developed "A Study of..." Program designed to explore each element of food. Periodically, a new ingredient will be highlighted on the menu— from pork, cheese, and lamb to the range and diversity of salt— with specially created menu items that demonstrate the versatility of fresh ingredients and proteins. This inspired exploration, in addition to our freshly harvested honey from our own Italian honey bees, further enhances your culinary experience.
Giordan most recently served as the executive chef at Seattle's popular Italian and Mediterranean sister restaurants, Serafina Enoteca and Osteria and Cicchetti Kitchen and Bar. Overseeing all aspects of the menu concept and design, as well as hosting regular cooking classes and implementing innovative programming, Giordan ran the two thriving kitchens in Seattle's competitive dining scene. He was also responsible for developing the house-made pasta, cured meat and sausage programs at Serafina, which amassed a loyal following of local patrons. Giordan began his decade-long tenure at Serafina as a sous chef in 2001, before being promoted to chef de cuisine, and eventually executive chef of both restaurants, once Cicchetti opened in 2009. Additionally, Giordan spent a year as a sauté line cook at Flying Fish, working under James Beard award-winning chef Chris Keff.
"Eating is the best way to connect with people, and my favorite part about this profession is being able to create a community and camaraderie through thoughtfully prepared food," said Giordan. "I'm looking forward to infusing a bit of my style with the current successes of bin on the lake to further establish that bond with our diners."
Giordan is also an active participant in many of Seattle's charitable dining events, including YWCA Chefs Fest, Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market and March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. While not roasting his signature pork belly dish or joining in community events, Giordan's favorite leisure activity is spending time with his two children, Sebastian and Sophia.