Jason Stratton

Chef
Jason Stratton

Seattle

About Jason Stratton

Jason Stratton began his career at the early age of 16 at Seattle’s classic Le Gourmand restaurant under Chef Bruce Naftaly. From 2002-2007, Jason worked for Chef/Owner Holly Smith of Cafe Juanita initially as line cook, followed by a lead role as sous chef. In June 2011, Stratton opened Artusi next door to Spinasse; a casual bar and restaurant focused on Italian-focused cocktails, spirits and food. He went on to open Aragona, a James Beard Foundation semifinalist nominee for Best New Restaurant in 2014.

 In 2015, Jason assumed the role of general manager and executive chef for mamnoon, a modern union of Middle Eastern cuisines in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood from owners Wassef and Racha Haroun. In 2016, Jason opened mbar for the Haroun’s; the upscale, 14th floor, rooftop restaurant and bar in Seattle’s burgeoning South Lake Union neighborhood.

Accolades

  • Nominee for Best Chef: Northwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Nominee for Best New Restaurant (Aragona)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best Restaurants (Spinasse)
    Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Top 10 Places for Pasta (Spinasse)
    Bon Appétit
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Seattle

Where I Go Out

At My Venues