June 6, 2018

Chef Varin Keokitvon has a thing about giving back. He loves to teach and he’s been known to guest lecture in the Culinary Arts program at South Seattle College. But, it’s FareStart that has special meaning for him. He likes what FareStart stands for and its mission at the intersection of service to others and…

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May 15, 2018

Heartwood Provision’s Chef Varin Keokitvon is always up for an adventure. Laotian by birth; a Seattleite by upbringing, his culinary prowess crosses cultures and he loves a good culinary challenge. For instance, when he heard about Spain’s Cocinando con Trufa —the international cooking contest for cooking with truffles—he had to enter   To be considered,…

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September 5, 2017

In Chef Varin’s kitchen, little goes to waste. Not the ends of chard, the last asparagus stems, or the tops of strawberries. For chef, this is the beginning of new additions to the menu, such as charcuterie. While most of us associate charcuterie with boards full of meats and cheeses, here those plates also brim…

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May 17, 2016

Behind every great chef stands a great kitchen team. While Chef Varin Keokitvon may be Heartwood’s inventive culinary force, no lamb Carpaccio or roasted cauliflower pasta would be possible without his sous chefs. We wanted to get to know the people who have Chef’s back, so we sat them down for a Q&A. Meet Sous…

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