Linnet has been working in the restaurant/food service industry since she was a teenager. Early on she recognized that service is not just about the quality of the food (though a very important element) but that creating an environment where guests feel both welcomed and valued is essential to a positive experience. Seattle is rich in talented chefs and cooks; excellent service can be what sets one restaurant apart from another.
In teaching the front of house courses to future culinarians, Linnet hopes to impress upon her students the value of a sincere desire to add grace and genuineness to the dining experience. Doing so also provides her students with an understanding of the vital link between the front of house (dining area) and the back of house (kitchen) and their relationship to the success of food service businesses. Having a foundational knowledge of the “whole picture” sets students up for success in whatever aspect of the industry they aspire to.
In addition to her many years in the restaurant world, Linnet has earned a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona state University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.