Chef News: Gordon Stewart

April 19th, 2009

Part of the inspiration that led me on my journey of becoming a chef was the cuisine from Chef Gordon Stewart, currently executive chef of Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill in Freeland, WA. My first visit to Whidbey Island included an immensely enjoyable 5-course tasting menu he prepared—the perfect finale to the perfect trip. That meal changed my life. I was determined to learn how to make food taste somewhere near as delicious as Chef Gordon’s. By the next year, I had quit my job and started culinary school. True story.

Chef Gordon is a master when it comes to making unbelievably tasting food that is equally pleasing to the eye. His use of fresh seasonal ingredients, satiating sauces and edible flower garnishes are his signature on every dish. Tonight I happened to stumble upon 2 pieces of exciting news:

  1. I found a cooking demonstration he did for a local Washington station that I’ve uploaded to the site to share with you–check out the video!
  2. Chef Gordon has thrown his name in the hat to contend in the Food Network’s Top Chef competition. Awesome!

I’ll be keeping an eye out for any breaking news or videos to post for us all to enjoy. Here’s to Chef Gordon—you ROCK!!!

Rockin’ Chef