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Comfort that’s not too comfortable.


Redefining New American Soul

The Pickled Chef is your gateway to all things soulful and satisfying. Our method is simple: reimagine comfort food favorites using modern global flavors. We start our menus with fresh, whole ingredients, taking care along the way to incorporate inspiration from our travels and our home in the Pacific Northwest. The result is an exciting mix of contemporary New American classics we’re proud to share with the customers in our community. To learn more about Chef Mahogany and her culinary philosophy, follow us on Facebook or Instagram

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Chef Mahogany

Meet Our Chef

Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Chef Mahogany Wiliams is a true Pacific Northwest native. She graduated from the Seattle Academy of Culinary Arts in 2017 with a specialty in savory foods, and later went on to work closely with James Beard Award winner Tamara Murphy at her principal Capitol Hill establishment, Terra Plata. The three years she spent in Murphy’s kitchen allowed Mahogany to hone her skills as a modern chef, and ignited her passion for upscale farm-to-table northwest cuisine. 

In 2017, Mahogany lived and worked in New Orleans, immersing herself in a variety of creole and international cooking practices. Notably, she held stints in icons such as Gabrielle, Bywater American Bistro and Saba.

Further exploring her own culinary voice, Mahogany recently returned from an extended cultural research excursion in Europe. There, she spent months traversing Spain’s Basque Country, the Tuscany region of Italy, and the French Riviera, learning time-honored preparation methods from local artisans. The vibrant people, traditions and ingredients she encountered left a lasting impression on both her approach to cooking and her overall outlook on life. 

Today, Chef Mahogany aims to blend the flavors of her travels with the homestyle cooking she grew up eating. Inspired by the soul food classics her mother and grandmother served, her philosophy centers on offering fresh, hand-crafted meals that honor her cultural roots and reflect the fluid landscape of the New American identity.

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