Food & Drink

The Food & Drink section brings you news about the Seattle restaurant and bar scene such as openings, closings, news about chefs and advice on where to go for a great meal or happy hour in Seattle, the Eastside or Snohomish County.

Why Aisha Ibrahim is the perfect chef for Canlis at the perfect time, and how she earned Seattle’s most coveted restaurant job

Friday, June 11, 2021.    The new chef at Canlis, Aisha Ibrahim photographed in the Canlis kitchen.     217351

Aisha Ibrahim is Canlis’ first female executive chef in the 71 years of the storied Seattle restaurant’s existence. Mark Canlis sees her as “the kind of leader that will inspire a whole country of cooks to change the way they become chefs.”

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