Mitch Mayers is the owner and Executive Chef of the award-winning Sawyer in Ballard. A Washington state native, Mitch was named one of Zagat’s 2018 “Eight Under the Radar Chefs to Know in Seattle”. The two-time Cochon555 Seattle winner draws from his extensive culinary experience, both formal and casual, to create inspired, light-hearted and tasty dishes. Mitch graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and Cornell’s Hotel School, interned at the Herbfarm, and went on to work for Hillstone Restaurant Group which landed him in Denver for several years. He moved back home to Seattle in 2014 and worked his way up the ranks at Lark becoming John Sundstrom’s chef de cuisine. Mitch opened Sawyer summer of 2018 and was nominated as one of James Beard Foundation’s Best New Restaurants in 2019. He and the restaurant have received national recognition and have been featured in publications locally and across the country.