Sponsored by James Russell, PLLC Chef Skyler Gemar, Executive Chef, 190 Sunset restaurant
A Secret Sauce for Success: Growing Strategic Relationships to Capitalize on Market Trends
With special guest Carolyn Douglas, Carolyn Douglas Communications and former anchor for KING TV It's not just who you know in your community, but how you connect with them that drives success. Chef Skyler Gemar, the talented executive chef driving the acclaimed 190 Sunset restaurant in Edmonds, has found his own recipe for success by blending the latest culinary trends with strategic community building. Chef Skyler is always on the look-out for the latest trends in fine dining, like the current farm-to-table movement. But rather than simply ordering local product to 190 Sunset, Skyler instead chose to start visiting the Edmonds Summer Market each weekend to strike up relationships with local growers who offer the freshest, seasonal ingredients available. And here's where the 'secret sauce' comes in: in addition to incorporating local vendors' ingredients into inspired new creations - like stuffed, fried squash blossoms - Skyler also leverages 190 Sunset's digital marketing platforms to personalize and promote his vendor relationships as a way to cross promote and connect unique communities. End result: a delicious blend of community building and culinary treasures, guaranteed to grow success.