Renee Erickson

Renee Erickson

Owner, chef, and author

Renee Erickson is a James Beard awarding winning chef, author, and co-owner of multiple properties in Seattle, Washington:  The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, Barnacle, Bar Melusine, Bateau, Rana e Rospo, and several General Porpoise Doughnuts and Coffee locations.  As a Seattle native (well, Woodinville to be exact), Renee's restaurants highlight the bounty of the Pacific Northwest with a European sensibility.  Bon Appetit Magazine has compared her to M.F.K. Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Julia Child.  

Dedicated to creating an environment that not only nourishes the body, but feeds the soul, her restaurant design work with business partners, Chad Dale and Jeremy Price, have received national press and attention.    

Renee Erickson's food, casual style, and appreciation of simple beauty is an inspiration to her staff and guests in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. In 2014 she published her first cookbook “A Boat, a Whale and a Walrus” to critical acclaim, finding itself on top reading lists while winning a 2015 PNBA book award - the first for a cookbook.

Renee graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA and currently serves on the board at UW's School of Art + Art History + Design. She lives in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood with her husband Dan, dog Arlo, and cat Brooklyn. 



Jeremy Price

Jeremy Price

Owner, designer

Jeremy Price is co-owner and co-founder at Sea Creatures--a restaurant and hospitality group operating in Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA. Sea Creatures properties include The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, Barnacle, Bar Melusine, Bateau, General Porpoise, Deep Dive, and Willmottʼs Ghost—and is chiefly responsible for Sea Creatures interior design and branding efforts.

Price aspires to create warm, welcoming, and uniquely beautiful spaces for guests to use and enjoy. Priceʼs restaurant designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Wallpaper, Luxe Interiors, Kinfolk, GQ, Esquire, Bon Appetite, Food and Wine and other publications.

Jeremy Price was raised in Woodinville, WA and is a Western Washington University graduate. He currently lives in Seattleʼs Capitol Hill neighborhood.



Chad Dale

Chad Dale

Owner, business manager and real estate developer

Chad is Sea Creatures business manager, broker and strategist.

Chad was raised in Michigan. He graduated from Taylor University with a BA in business and economics. Chad lives in Seattleʼs Phinney Ridge neighborhood with his wife, Rebecca, and 3 children, Ondia, Surin and Riah.  



Ira Gerlich

Ira Gerlich

Owner


Ira Gerlich is the newest member of the Sea Creatures ownership team.  

In addition to Sea Creatures, Ira is a founding partner of evolution Projects, a Seattle based property development company that focuses on creating a strong sense of community through thoughtful design, engaging tenant mixes and a sense of shared values between all stakeholders.  Ira has been involved in a number of exciting building and restaurant projects from Seattle to Snoqualmie Pass.


Ira was raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of San Diego.  He is passionate about giving back to his community and is a current member of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation Board as well as serving on the board of the local Seattle company, evo.  Ira lives in the Montlake neighborhood with his wife, Courtney and their two boys, Maxwell and Niko.
 


Jeanie

Jeanie

Sea Creatures Director of Operations
Bobby

Bobby

Sea Creatures Executive Chef
Carrie

Carrie

Sea Creatures Beverage Director
Annie

Annie

Sea Creatures Marketing Manager
Alexa

Alexa

Sea Creatures Event Manager
Alex

Alex

Sea Creatures Director of Finance
Arielle

Arielle

Sea Creatures Finance Manager
Marley

Marley

Sea Creatures Finance Associate
Bryant

Bryant

Sea Creatures Procurement Manager
Scott

Scott

Sea Creatures Human Resources Director
Ellie

Ellie

Sea Creatures Human Resources Manager
Tom

Tom

Sea Creatures VP of Quick Service
Jayson

Jayson

Sea Creatures Facilities Manager
Ben

Ben

Sea Creatures Head Baker
BJ

BJ

Chef de Cuisine at The Walrus and the Carpenter
Breckin

Breckin

Sous Chef at The Walrus and the Carpenter
Cody

Cody

General Manager at The Walrus and the Carpenter
Jason

Jason

Assistant General Manager at The Walrus and the Carpenter
Damian

Damian

Head of Oyster Program at The Walrus and the Carpenter
Brady

Brady

Bar Manager at Barnacle
Ash

Ash

Chef de Cuisine at The Whale Wins
Tina

Tina

General Manager
at The Whale Wins
Lauren

Lauren

Assistant General Manager at The Whale Wins
Michael

Michael

Bar Manager
at The Whale Wins
Avery

Avery

Chef de Cuisine at Bar Melusine
John

John

Sous Chef at Bar Melusine
Ted

Ted

General Manager at Bar Melusine
Emily

Emily

Assistant General Manager at Bar Melusine
Alex

Alex

Bar Manager at Bar Melusine
Taylor

Taylor

Chef de Cuisine at Bateau
Justin

Justin

Sous Chef at Bateau
Tom

Tom

Butcher at Bateau
Jamie

Jamie

General Manager at Bateau
Caitlyn

Caitlyn

Assistant General Manager at Bateau
Mario

Mario

Bar Manager at Bateau
Devin

Devin

Chef de Cuisine at Deep Dive
Justin

Justin

Sous Chef at Deep Dive
James

James

General Manager at Deep Dive
Marie

Marie

Chef de Cuisine
at Willmott's Ghost
Colin

Colin

Sous Chef at Willmott's Ghost
Dana

Dana

General Manager at Willmott's Ghost
Breck

Breck

Assistant General Manager at Willmott's Ghost
Jonathan

Jonathan

Assistant General Manager at Willmott's Ghost
Heather

Heather

General Porpoise
Regional Manager
Katie

Katie

General Porpoise Head Pastry Chef
Fabiola

Fabiola

Store Manager at General Porpoise Capitol Hill
Mae

Mae

Assistant Store Manager at General Porpoise Capitol Hill
Jared

Jared

Store Manager at General Porpoise Pioneer Square
Ash

Ash

Assistant Store Manager at General Porpoise Pioneer Square
Andrew

Andrew

Store Manager at General Porpoise Spheres
Chris

Chris

Store Manager at General Porpoise Laurelhurst
Marcus

Marcus

Chef de Cuisine
at Westward
Sarah

Sarah

General Manager at Westward
Erin

Erin

Assistant General Manager at Westward
Liz

Liz

Head of Oyster Program at Westward
Ira

Ira

Chef de Cuisine at Shirlee
Nathan

Nathan

Sous Chef at Shirlee
Sara

Sara

General Manager at Shirlee
Jason

Jason

Chef at Kiki Ramen
Sabba

Sabba

General Manager at Kiki Ramen

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Illustration: Jeffrey Mitchell

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