Shannon McIntire, Operations Manager
I have been happily immersed in all facets of culinary hospitality management for over 14 years. After returning home from Evergreen State College, I began building my restaurant repertoire with casual fine dining service, kitchen operations and front-of-house management. These experiences developed me into general management positions. Facilitating the culinary and hospitality experience is a natural joy for me! I love working in the FOODIE club. I firmly believe folks who work with and seek out good food are some of the best people!!
My appreciation for great food started early. I grew up in a food-centric environment with strong cooks all throughout the family tree! I fondly remember: learning about herbs and crop planting from my Dad on spring and summer weekends. My Grandma taught me how to bake her AMAZING chocolate spice cake for birthday parties. I would also tag along with my Aunt CeCe to her test kitchen to whip up some seasonal delights. (She was the home economist for The Seattle Times for 23 years!)
When I’m not talking shop, I am spending quality time with my feisty little daughter who keeps me moving! I have a part time portrait photography business that I am proud of and am active in community camaraderie. I also deeply enjoy music, travel and time with friends!