Meet the Team: Rashawd Willett, Manager

Rashawd Willett, Manager

Rashawd Willett credits his time spent as a busy high school athlete as the foundation for teamwork and collaboration that would serve him in the restaurant industry. With 15 years in restaurants, today serving as the manager of Pearl Bar & Dining, it’s safe to say this seasoned pro can tackle any challenge and rise to the occasion.

 In charge of staffing, training, and upholding the high service standards to which guests have become accustomed, Rashawd recognizes the privilege of leading an exceptional team in which those working at Pearl are very passionate and “act like their names are on the front door.” He is rewarded by the person-to-person exchanges his enjoys at Pearl, and meeting people that come in the front door, wanting to be part of the scene.

 If he had to pick his Pearl favorites, Rashawd recommends the scallops for their magnificent flavor, and toasting (although not necessarily with the scallops!) the Final by Efeste Winery; this half cab and half syrah wonder has “lots of body and smoothes out at the end, just the way I like it,” he says.

 When this Bellevue native isn’t working (or changing the diapers of his newborn baby, Tinsley), Rashawd loves playing golf and working with music.

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