Monique Andrée Barbeau was named chef of Fullers in January 1992 after a month-long intensive search of more than 200 candidates from all over the country.


Native of Vancouver, B.C.

Member of Seattle Chapter "Les Dames D'Escoffier" since May1995.

Received a bachelor of science degree in hospitality management from Florida International University in Miami, 1991.

Worked for three New York City four-star restaurants: The Quilted Giraffe, Le Bernardin and Chanterelle, 1985-1989.
Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, 1987.

Awards and Testimonials

  • "One of the reigning queens of Northwestern cookery."
    (Tom Sietsema, Seattle Post-Intelligencer food critic).

  • Received March of Dimes' Unsung Hero Award for
    contributios to the annual Gourmet Gala fundraiser,
    November 1995.

  • Voted Seattle's Best Chef by the readers of
    Seattle magazine, April 1995.

  • Voted Perrier-Jou╬t Best Chef of the Pacific Northwest
    by the 1994 James Beard Awards.

  • Voted Best Chef in the Northwest by Pacific Northwest
    Magazine, November 1994.

  • Nominated Rising Star Chef by the 1993 James Beard Awards.

  • Member of Cervena Chef Network, Cervena Company,
    Wellington, New Zealand since 1994.

Feature Appearances

Frequent guest chef appearances on KIRO in Seattle.

Chef Steering Committee, March of Dimes Gala Event, Seattle, 1994, 1995, 1996.

Featured on the Cable Food Network - "Ready Set Cook," December 1995.

Guest chef on Julia Child's "In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs," which aired on PBS, November 1995. Also featured in companion cookbook published by Knopf.

Guest Chef, Meals on Wheels, New York City, June 1995.

Invited on one week tour of Spain, hosted by Foods of Spain, June 1995.

Participated in Club Med Food & Wine Festival, Mexico, May 1995.

Guest chef at the James Beard Foundation's "Real Seattle Dinner," Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle, February 1995.

Guest chef at the 1995 Chef's Holiday series, The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California, January 1995.

Guest chef at the James Beard Benefit Dinner, Kansas City, Missouri, January 1995.

Share Our Strength benefit in Seattle, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.

Introductory chef for the first annual James Beard Great American Chefs Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, Masachusetts, November 1994.

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