Chef Doug Setniker
To lead the culinary program, Rocky Pond has hand-selected a veteran of the industry in Chef Douglas Setniker to be the new Director of Culinary Experiences. Chef Doug has been involved in the high-touch catering industry for nearly thirty years. Doug graduated first in his class from the American Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, NY. From there, his career included eight years as the Director of Catering at Microsoft and fourteen years at Guckenheimer as the Executive Chef for the Pacific Northwest.
The new Rocky Pond Tasting Room in Woodinville will feature a top-of-the-line commercial kitchen to support Chef Doug’s new culinary creations. Guests can expect a locally sourced, wine-first menu that is expertly crafted to accentuate and elevate each Rocky Pond wine through an array of rotating small bites, weekly chef specials, and regularly scheduled multi-course wine dinners that are open to wine club members and the public alike.
Chef Austin Harmon
Chef Austin’s creativity and experience in fine dining assist us in fulfilling our mission to create the most memorable wine experiences in the Pacific Northwest.
Chef Austin brings experience from top fine dining destinations on the West Coast, including Executive Sous Chef at the Craftsman in Encinitas California, Chef Tournant in Seattle Met’s Restaurant of the Year, Altura Restaurant, and most recently at the Campfire Restaurant in Carlsbad California. He is also no stranger to the world of wine, working at Carruth Cellars in Solana Beach California as the assistant winemaker over multiple vintages.
“I am so excited to be joining the Rocky Pond team as their new Executive Chef,” states Chef Austin. “They have been building an unparalleled paradise in one of the most underrated corners of the Columbia Valley that I have been lucky enough to call home for many years. I am beyond excited to create a culinary program like no other so we can continue to make this area a top travel destination for wine and food lovers not only from Seattle, but from the Pacific Northwest and the entire West Coast.”