Rosa Freitas, a longtime Seattle area restaurant professional, has known Chef Bradley since 2001. When she had the opportunity to work with him at Pearl, she jumped at the chance to spearhead private dining, catering, and event coordinating, You’ll also see her around the floor during lunch.
“I love the sense of family at Pearl, and the fact that everyone is valued and plays a role in what we do, from the servers all the way up to Bradley and Mikel,” she says. “There is such a great sense of pride that is shown by everyone.”
Rosa recognizes the bar has been set high since the day Pearl opened its doors more than a year ago. She loves the challenge to build on what the restaurant has already established and constantly introduce the restaurant to new people. After all, Rosa notes, it’s the customers and individuals that make Pearl what it is.
Ask her about her Pearl favorites and she’ll recommend the Wagyu sirloin with bleu cheese fritter (she raves about all the marbling and that fritter, “it melts in your mouth, it is fantastic!”). To drink, it’s the Pearl Collins for its fresh, seasonal (fruit changes) and light qualities.
When she isn’t at Pearl, Rosa shares her time with her family: children Payton and Ryann, and fiancé, Will. She also enjoys traveling and scuba diving.