Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chefs of Seattle Documentary

Last summer I was driving down the road, listening to the radio when I heard the speaker talking about how "Chefs are like Rock Stars." This caught my attention and I could not get it out of my mind. I instantly knew I had to make a movie, a documentary, about chefs. This is how the "Chefs of Seattle" documentary project started.

We took the top ten chef lists from the Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Magazine, Seattle PI, and other publications we could find, combined the lists, looked for common names, and then we had our own TOP HIT LIST of potential Chefs of Seattle.

Thanks to some great footwork by my co-producer Mitchell Pickett, it did not take long to set up our interviews with these top chefs.

Here is a VIDEO LINK to the documentary CHEFS OF SEATTLE.

Watch it, Enjoy it, Press the PLAY BUTTON

Chefs of Seattle from RJ McHatton on Vimeo.

Here they are. The Chefs of Seattle.

Bobby Moore

Daisley Gordon

Eric Donnelly

Ethan Stowell

Holly Smith

Peter Levine

Rachel Yang

Scott Carsberg

Shannon Gallusha

Thierry Rautureau

Tom Douglas

Vuong Loc

Also the following Food Critics helped us with the movie, too.

Eileen Mintz

Nancy Leson

Thanks for everyone's support for this fun film. For more info go to

Chefs of Seattle from RJ McHatton on Vimeo.

Robert DalColletto

RJ with Robert DalColletto
I can't tell you how great it has been to work with Robert DalColletto. He is a truly nice guy and dedicated father and husband. He really inspires me to want to be a better person. Robert brought the Legends of Aviation project to us at Inventive Productions last fall and it has been a pleasure to work with him. Robert's enthusiasm and love for the people in aviation is incredibly contagious. He lights up every time he sees a legend walk past. Robert is a professional screenwriter and is working on several projects.