About Us

Meet The Chef and Owners

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With over 20 years of combined  experience traveling the world and working in the best restaurants from Manhattan to Manila, we are excited to present ourselves to you and all our guests. 


Owner/Chef Nikki Skipper

Graduated from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelors Degree in Culinary Arts, Nikki has honed her skills in some of the finest and most demanding kitchens across the United States from Bar Harbor, Maine to Vail, Colorado. Nikki pools ideas from her work experiences as well as her travels to places like Peru, Japan, and Australia to bring a new level of knowledge and flavours to the table. You may know Nikki  most recently from Taps at the Guardhouse where she was the Chef de Cuisine for the past couple of years. Nikki is very excited to bring her global culinary expertise to historic downtown Port Townsend. 


Owner/Operator Thomas Skipper

Being an avid traveler and foodie, Thomas has eaten his way across 32 countries on 6  different continents and managed multiple restaurants in Manhattan. On his way to sell pasties in Port Townsend, Thomas spent 5 years as a hard rock miner deep in the rocky mountains of Colorado. Mining by night and skiing by day brought him a new and fresh perspective on what great food shared with friends should be. You may know Thomas most recently from The Resort at Port Ludlow where he was the Food and Beverage Director for the past few years. Thomas is excited to welcome everyone to come try a pasty and share a drink with your friends old, new, and soon to be. As he often likes to say with a smile on his face "Cheers, to you friends"

 

Focus on Local

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We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers and farms.

What is a Tommyknocker?

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According to Cornish folklore, the Tommyknockers were the helpful spirits of people who had died in previous accidents in the many tin mines in the county, warning the miners of impending danger. To give thanks for the warnings, and to avoid future peril, the miners cast the last bite of their tasty pasties into the mines for the Tommyknockers.