Adam Reece

Executive Sous Chef
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Adam mentors all the culinary leaders in the DSquared family— “stirring the pot every day,” he says, and coaching our team to new levels of excellence. He started his culinary career in 2001, as a dishwasher. He’s been “riding the stainless steel ever since,” embracing restaurant work’s organized chaos, teamwork, and opportunities for self-expression. 

Today, he’s as s passionate about his work as ever. Adam brings deep experience from working with MTM Management, a Seattle-based boutique hotel group. He held chef positions for two hotels and three golf & country clubs, among other properties. 

In his spare time, Adam loves skiing and snowboarding, backpacking, music festivals, shooting, and barbecuing, where he strives to “create a healthy, healing atmosphere through food and laughter.” “Being passionate every day about not just flavors of food, but of life—that’s not something a lot of people get to do,” says Adam. “But that’s what constantly draws me to what we do at DSquared.”

Meet the DSquared Team

Meg Haggerty

Co-Owner
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Maureen "Mo" Shaw

Chief Operating Officer
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Reed Haggerty

associate chief operating officer
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Darren Nicholas

General Manager, Benaroya Hall
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Kristin Beman

Director of Sales, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Chris Johnston

Executive Chef
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Carol Madaio

Office Manager
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Karna Leinbach

Staffing Coordinator, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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RYAN SCHILLER

operations manager, benaroya hall
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Adam Reece

Executive Sous Chef
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Kevin Ledbetter

House Manager
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Jack Hilton

Beverage Logistics Coordinator, ACT Theatre concessions manager
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IVY GILLETTE

assistant operations manager, benaroya hall
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Natalie Soules

Catering and Events Manager, Benaroya Hall
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Stephanie Lau

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Courtney Edwards

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Emily Shiller

business development and Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Hanna Dillard

Catering and Events Manager, Melrose Market Studios
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Kimball Gainor

Catering and Events Manager, The Hall at Fauntleroy
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Michael Chase

Production Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef
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Nick Weber

Sous Chef
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Kevin Kirsch

Sous Chef at Muse and David & Co
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Desiree Jones

Assistant Office Manager
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Sammi Yuen

Event Assistant, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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TAYLOR HUTSELL

event assistant, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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JENNIFER AMEZCUA

bookkeeper & HR assistant
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MARIANNE KREMPL

event & administrative assistant
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