Bonnie Morales

Chef
Bonnie Morales

Portland

About Bonnie Morales

In 2014, the Morales’ opened Kachka, their dream restaurant devoted to the food that Bonnie grew up with, inspired by Russia and former Soviet republics such as Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and Uzbekistan. The creative, geometric plating of these dishes at Kachka is evidence of Morales’ design background. Kachka was named Willamette Week’s Restaurant of the Year shortly after opening, and has since received much acclaim and accolades from publications such as Bon Appétit, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Elle and Food & Wine. Eater National included Kachka on their list of Best Restaurants in America in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Chef Bonnie Morales was named one of Tasting Table’s “New Originals,’ and nominated for Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef in 2015. Bonnie was named one of the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2017, a Rising Star chef by StarChefs, and a finalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northwest in 2018. The restaurant recently launched a craft spirits line, Troika Spirits, with the release of Kachka Horseradish Vodka. In November of 2017, Bonnie’s first cookbook, Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking, was released to critical acclaim.

My Venues

  • Kachinka
    720 SE Grand Ave
    Portland, OR
  • Kachka
    960 SE 11th Ave
    Portland, OR

Accolades

  • Essential Restaurants in America
    Eater
  • Best New Originals
    Tasting Table
  • The People's Best New Chef 2015 Nominee
    Food & Wine
  • 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants
    GQ
  • America’s Best New Restaurant Nominees
    Bon Appetit
  • Best New Restaurant Nominee
    James Beard Awards
  • Best Chef: Northwest Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

Where I Go Out

At My Venues