Our Story

Staff

We work as a dynamic team and strive for excellence in all that we do. At Wild Ginger our staff and our principles create a unique culture…

Jennifer Hazard

Jennifer Hazard
General Manager - Wild Ginger Seattle

Jennifer is responsible for the overall restaurant performance and operation at the Seattle location; including delivering revenues and profits by developing, participating in marketing strategies, financing, and providing appealing restaurant service; and, managing staff effectively.
 
Jennifer was born in southern California, but grew up in the northwest.  The restaurant business has always been a big part of her life having grown up with her father franchising Tony Roma’s and Houlihan’s in the area.  Graduating from Bellarmine in Tacoma, she left the gloomy skies and graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.
 
While in college, she worked in the back of house alongside great Chef’s and culinary students to learn and appreciate the work that goes into running a successful kitchen.  After being recruited by Hilton Hotels, she moved back to Bellevue area working at what was then the Double Tree in downtown running the Atrium Restaurant and Misty’s night club.  In 2005, she began her journeys to run incredible steakhouses / fine dining establishments across 5 states:  Donovan’s Steak & Chop House in AZ, San Diego (Gaslamp), CA, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Austin, Texas & Seattle, RingSide Fish House in Portland.  Restaurant business is what she loves, the people make it fun for her…..and the wine along the way keeps her focused.  She knows the daily execution, the teamwork and hard work all play a part in having a successful operation. 
Anne Magoon

Anne Magoon
General Manager - Wild Ginger Bellevue

While Anne is originally from the East Coast, she has been a Seattleite for the past ten years and has spent much of her life in restaurants and hotels. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied merchandising and marketing, Anne was relocated to Seattle by Nike for a position in creative direction. She returned to the restaurant industry shortly after her move and was hooked up with Seattle restauranteurs McCracken and Tough, over-seeing the openings of Spur, Tavern Law and other properties over nearly seven years with the company. Most recently Anne was the Director of Restaurant & Bar with Two Roads Hospitality, heading up a massive team through the opening of Seattle’s new Thompson Hotel, and prior to this she was General Manager at Frol!k Kitchen+Cocktails at Motif Seattle. She is a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and has a love for all things food and drink.
Brad Yoshitomi

Brad Yoshitomi
Kitchen Liaison Manager

Every restaurant has that one person who holds it all together – the one, who knows where to find electrical tape when you need it, or source a new fish for the kitchen or keep track of the glassware, dishes and silverware. At Wild Ginger, Brad is that man. He knows where things are or at least where they should be. Affectionately called ‘Yoshi’ by his co-workers, Brad’s day entails a lot of walking through 5 floors of kitchens,storerooms and dining rooms at both Wild Ginger and The Triple Door. He is the liaison between the predominately Cantonese-speaking kitchen and the mostly English-speaking front-of-the-house staff.

Born and raised in Seattle, Brad has always had a passion for great food and customer service. That led him to Wild Ginger, where he has worked for fourteen years. Best thing about his job? The ability to progress through the organization and find new ways to contribute. Brad has been a server, floor manager, and now happily sits in his current role as jack-of-all-trades. House-made curries with fresh coconut milk are his favorite dishes on the menu and his wife and 3 children love it when he brings home noodles and panko chicken. Following in his footsteps on a quest for great food, the whole family can often be found gracing one of the big booths in the dining room at Wild Ginger for a family meal.

Seattle

1401 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.623.4450
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Bellevue

508 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.495.8889
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