2020 Chefs

Anyone can be a VIP this year by ordering a SMooCH culinary experience of exclusive food and drink curated by Ethan Stowell Restaurants featuring delicious creations from Chef Ethan Stowell of Tavolata/How to Cook a Wolf, Chef Makini Howell of Plum Bistro, Chef Edouardo Jordan of JuneBaby/Salare, Chef Tamara Murphy, and Linda Di Lello Morton of Terra Plata, Chef Stuart Lane of Spinasse, Chef Stephanie King of Kitchen and Market and Robin Wehl Martin of Hello Robin Cookies will be providing a two cookie treat to enjoy after the show. Also included are a specialty cocktail made by Joe Sundberg of Rupee Bar/Manolin as well as a bottle of wine from The Underground Wine Project to compliment the specially prepared dishes!


Our new VIP party boxes

New this year to SMooCH will be a VIP party box to increase your at-home viewing experience. Enjoy special items and treats from some of Seattle’s top businesses. All packages will be delivered to your home in advance of the event on 12/5.

VIP party boxes are $100 and include:

  • SMOOCH beanie  
  • SMOOCH Drink Tokens - to redeemed for drinks at SMOOCH 2021  
  • Tito’s small bottles with recipe card for you to mix your own cocktail at home.
  • A Sub Pop Swag Bag Surprise  
  • Beauty Product from Nordstrom
  • Trophy Cupcakes Gift Card - good for two cupcakes at any location
  • TOPPS cards - TOPPS and Seattle Children’s teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind “Seattle Children’s Heroes” set. 25 amazing athletes and celebrities make up the deck and each comes with an autographed card. Some of the talent includes Ken Griffey Jr., Russell Wilson, Macklemore and Gary Payton and many more. These cards are sure to become a rare collector’s item!
  • Seattle Children’s Travel Camper Mug

Our 2020 VIP chefs

She has created Plum Restaurants to answer the need for complete, plant-based meals focused on organically-grown seasonal vegetables, non-GMO soy, and organic and local fruits and herbs from family-owned farms. Chef was also recognized as a top chef changing food in America.

Linda is committed to sourcing ingredients from growers and artisan producers who practice organic, sustainable farming.

Since 2013 Hello Robin has been a Capitol Hill favorite and a go-to destination for those seeking the best in cookies and ice cream sandwiches. In Seattle Magazine's 2017 and 2018 Readers' Choice awards Hello Robin was voted "Best Cookies" in Seattle.

A James Beard winning chef, she began running the Elliott Bay Café in 2008, where she served an organic and sustainable menu, she followed her success with the opening of Terra Plata in 2015.

Winner of the 2009 Star Chef’s ‘Rising Stars’ award, Stuart has honed his skills under the tutelage of local culinary masters such as Holly Smith, Chris Keff, Daisley Gordon, and Jason Stratton.

In 2009, the pair released their first collaboration wine, Idle Hands. With only 100 cases produced, Idle Hands quickly became a cult favorite; the successful launch was the impetus for what would soon become the Underground Wine Project.

Jordan is a double winner of James Beard Awards, earning both the Best New Restaurant and Best Chef: Northwest awards.

Stephanie describes Kitchen and Market as "A market offering restaurant-quality meal kits along with a carefully curated selection of groceries. Think Dean and DeLuca meets Blue Apron, with just a touch of Trader Joe’s."

After much success with restaurant Manolin, Joe opened Rupee Bar in 2019, a Sri Lankan inspired bar, which immediately won the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design.