Inspired by the rich farming and seafood legacy of the Pacific Northwest, Water’s Table at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport offers guests Pacific Northwest-inspired fare and stunning Lake Washington views. Recently awarded Best Outdoor Dining, Best Cocktail and Best Romantic Dinner (425 Magazine), and Diner's Choice Award (Open Table), we take pride in our food. That’s why we work with local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen to source quality ingredients. If you’re looking for a more relaxed environment, belly up to the bar and enjoy a glass of the region’s finest wines, craft brews, and ciders. 2-hour complimentary parking is available for all restaurant guests.
Senior Chef de cuisine
As senior chef de cuisine, Chef Near plans to implement his vision of the breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch program at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, in particular taking a hyperlocal approach at Water’s Table by focusing heavily on local seafood, as well as introducing farm-raised beef, lamb and duck items to the menu. In addition, he will run the culinary programming for upcoming special events, including holiday buffets and wine dinners.
Chef Near brings 20 years of experience to Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. His culinary career started early, taking his first job in the kitchen at a pizza restaurant during high school, followed by a decision to attend the Renton Technical School of Culinary Arts. Since then, he has worked all over the city perfecting his craft, including cuisines such as American, French, pan-Asian, smoking meats, and barbecue, in the process gaining a unique blend of skills and an understanding of culinary diversity.