Laura Cole

Chef
Laura Cole

Anchorage

About Laura Cole

I first started working in Alaskan kitchens 20 years ago. I fell in love with how warm and welcoming kitchens could be. A space where creative energy, humor, satisfying hard work all come together to nurture and nourish. Years have past and I have earned a degree from the New England Culinary Institute and a master certificate for confections from the Ritz Escoffier L’Ecole de Gastronome in Paris. My husband with the help of many friends built me this beautiful restaurant so I could continue my culinary passions. Alaska’s bounty is large, from our waters and our land. Although our growing season is short, we do have 24 hours of photosynthesis. I strive to highlight Alaska in all my creations and menus. I love world cuisines and am constantly adapting flavor profiles and dishes to reflect what Alaska has to offer. For instance adding Alaskan low bush cranberries to highlight the flavors of a Moroccan inspired dish. I am constantly striving to define Alaskan cuisine.

Accolades

  • Best Chef: Northwest Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

At My Venues

Endive salad with crispy chicken skin
$$, Modern, American,
"Ohhh Alaska, this sunshine... good bye night sky, see you in August... now if the snow would just melt... Dreaming of the summer garden... #229parks #eatyourveggies #daysaregettinglonger #lifeinthe907 #lovewhatyoudo #chefsofinstagram #chefslife #bravo #topchef #alaska #denali #lucky"
At my venues
Beet pasta
$$, Modern, American,
"Dreaming of spring we brought the beet pasta back.. from the snow globe please Mother Nature yield just a bit.. #alaska #snow #dreamingofspring #lifeinthe907 #alaskagrown #localfood #eatwhereyoulive #chefsofinstagram #bravotopchef #229parks #denali #favorite #healthyfood #lovewhattoudo"
At my venues
LAMB LOLLYPOPS
$$, Modern, American,
"Our menu and a few of our favorites this weekend. Oh Alaska you do know how to turn on the charm... #229parks #lifeinthe907 #bravo #topchef #season15 #lucky #lovewhatyoudo #chefslife #chefsofinstagram #daysaregettinglonger #alaska #eatlocal"
At my venues