EXECUTIVE CHEF | STEVEN ARIEL
TRACE Executive Chef Steven Ariel shares a fine dining mind and a farmer's heart. Growing up on a farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, Steven developed an appreciation for simple, fresh ingredients and that reverence lies at the heart of his cooking philosophy, which seeks to celebrate ingredients at their peak. His straightforward approach combines with global influences to present TRACE's multifaceted menu, having trained in Hawaii, Japan and Thailand.
KURTWOOD FARMS - DINAH'S CHEESE
Kurtwood Farms is a thirteen acre farm located on Vashon Island that produces farmstead cheeses. All of their cheeses are made with the milk from their herd of Jersey cows. The cows are healthy, happy cows that produce extraordinary, rich milk. Each day they transform that milk into exceptional artisan cheeses.
WILLIE GREEN'S ORGANIC FARM
With our steadfast commitment to bringing you products that are both local and sustainable, we hope that you will visit us as we feature Willie Greens Farm from Monroe, Washington. Executive Chef, Steven Ariel, loves the fact that Willie's carries over 60 varieties of produce that is all 100% organic and salmon safe. Get your green on for lunch and dinner at TRACE.
DRAPER VALLEY FARMS
Draper Valley Farms has been a Northwest tradition since 1935, and today remains singularly focused on providing carefully raised, fresh, local chicken to the Northwest. Today, they follow a simple guiding principle: "the way nature intended." All of their chickens are raised in a reduced stress environment, fed an all-vegetarian diet with no animal fats or animal proteins, and never, ever receive any antibiotics.
DOUBLE R RANCH
Always tender, always juicy, Double R Ranch is our premium brand of grain-fed beef with a flavor as bold as the West. Their cattle are carefully raised by a network of family ranchers from around the Northwest. These proud men and women share our Western values and traditions — and most importantly, our mission to produce exceptional beef from ranch to table.
MAMA LIL'S PEPPERS
Yes, there really was a Mama Lil and yes, she made delicious pickled peppers in oil with the same recipe we use today. The success of Mama Lil's is a tribute to her extraordinary recipe, fresh quality ingredients and sharing great meals with family and friends!
Olsen Farms is a small family farm located in a mountain valley in Northeastern Washington, just north of Colville. They grow over 20 varieties of potatoes of various colors, textures, and culinary uses. They specialize in hand sorting and packing each order specific to the customer's desired size and variety.
In 1949, Jan and Zelma Stiebrs immigrated to the United States from Latvia with their two small children, Anita and Jon. It was summer and their first job in this country was picking strawberries and beans in the Tumwater Valley. All the while they worked, they were dreaming of owning their own business. In 1953, with a big dream and 100 hens, they started selling eggs.
ULI'S FAMOUS SAUSAGE
Locally owned and operated by German Master Butcher Uli Lengenberg, Uli's Famous Sausage first opened its doors in the iconic Pike Place Market in May 2000. Though born and raised in Germany, Uli founded his first sausage business in Taiwan. While in Taipei, Uli cultivated his passion for and knowledge of the world's flavors and spices, bringing them to life in his famous Taiwanese kitchen. He continues to perfect the flavors his customers love worldwide from his Seattle, WA headquarters.