Press

  • Talking Food
    November 2014

    Two influential Walla Walla chefs discuss their tastes in food, what�s new, what�s pass�, and how they work to shape the region�s culinary tastes. READ THE ARTICLE
  • WWCC cafe gives student chefs hands-on experience
    July 2014

    “There is no better lesson than failure,” says Dan Thiessen, executive director of Walla Walla Community College�s Wine Country Culinary Institute. “You�ve got to let them fail.” READ THE ARTICLE
  • WWCC cafe gives student chefs hands-on experience
    July 2014

    “There is no better lesson than failure,” says Dan Thiessen, executive director of Walla Walla Community College�s Wine Country Culinary Institute. “You�ve got to let them fail.” READ THE ARTICLE
  • Crave Paved the Way for Skillet Diner
    December 2012

    Leventhal’s menu was hearty and inventive–the kind the chef admits Skillet Diner has taken to the cleaners. Home cooking served up in ample portions with regional ingredients.READ THE ARTICLE
  • ‘Top Chef’ Contestants Share Their Dream Wedding Menus
    March 2012

    In order to get some foodie inspiration for the big day, we asked contestants from all seasons of the acclaimed cooking competition show �Top Chef�, one question: What dishes would you have on your dream wedding menu, and why. READ THE ARTICLE
  • Chef Robin Leventhal’s Guide to the Ballard Neighborhood
    August 2012

    In the time since wrapping up her appearance on Top Chef, contestant Robin Leventhal hasn’t, to the chagrin of many Seattleites, re-opened her dearly departed restaurant, Crave. What she has done is enjoy the extraordinary culinary offerings of her little corner of the city. READ THE ARTICLE
  • My Life Will Not Be Defined by Pastrami
    July 2011

    By now, pretty much everyone (at least in Seattle) recognizes Robin Leventhal as the lovable underdog from Top Chef season six. Most recently Leventhal is making local headlines as the chef who was abruptly asked to pack her knives and get the hell out of Stopsky’s just months after accepting the head chef job at Mercer Island’s new Jewish deli. READ THE ARTICLE
  • Feeding the Soul
    Winter 2009

    For someone like chef Robin Leventhal, whose first Seattle restaurant was aptly named Crave, taste is everything. “Food feeds our souls,” she said. To lose it, to suddenly look at food and feel nothing, was devastating. “Two types of cancer! Do you know how rare that is? It’s a scary place to be . . .”
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  • Seattle Met: An Exclusive Interview with Top Chef�s Robin Leventhal
    September 2009

    Ever since we learned that two Seattle chefs were going to compete on Top Chef this season, we here at Seattle Met have been wondering if Ashley Merriman and Robin Leventhal had met prior to taping. . .Read on to find out more behind-the-scenes Top Chef secrets from Robin Leventhal. READ THE ARTICLE
  • People Magazine on Top Chef
    October 2009

    Love her or hate her, it’s hard not to have an opinion about Robin Leventhal� the verbose chef who has been in the top and bottom this season on Top Chef. READ THE ARTICLEI
  • Seattle Times
    April 2019

    In her Walla Walla pottery studio, chef Robin Leventhal connects food and art
    ROBIN LEVENTHAL is a chef, a teacher, an artist and an obsessive collector of wishbones. Amid the bric-a-brac in her Walla Walla pottery studio, there is a small box overflowing with them — some gilded, most bare, all intact.
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