Chef Monique Barbeau of Fullers - Biography

Seattle, WA

October 2011

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. Originally from Vancouver, she studied at the Culinary Institute of America and later received her hospitality management degree from Florida International University (Miami) in 1991. After graduating, she worked for three four-star restaurants in New York City: The Quilted Giraffe, Le Bernardin, and Chanterelle. Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, 1987.

At Fullers, Barbeau established her reputation. She has been called "one of the reigning queens of Northwestern cookery" and has been nominated for several James Beard awards.