Chef Kimberley Cosway found her passion for cooking at an early age, starting to study her craft in high school and later continuing on to culinary school at South Seattle Community College. Her perseverance lead her to work abroad in France at 2 Michelin star La Chevre D’or at the age of 19. After returning from Europe she continued her education by working for various Tom Douglas restaurants, learning about northwest cuisine. Her second passion, teaching, called her away from “traditional” restaurants for a while and landed her at Farestart. It was there that she was given the opportunity to not only teach students, but also run a successful catering department. In January of 2016, Chef Kim made the difficult decision to leave Farestart and become the opening Sous Chef of Heartwood Provisions, working under her mentor and friend, Chef Varin Keokitvon. Now three years later, she is Heartwood Provisions’ Executive Chef. Using traditional and new techniques she continues to educate not only her staff but her guests on thoughtful and globally influenced northwest cuisine.