If you’ve ever had our famous Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf appetizers, you’ve tasted Jerome Mitchell’s work. Since 2011, Jerome has been an instrumental part of the kitchen team. As a cook, he can be found preparing the many side dishes that complement Chef Michael’s amazing main courses. "His efforts have been a big part our success," commented Chef Michael Felsenstein. Jerome has been excelling in the kitchen and has recently started taking on more responsibilities, earning him the Lynnwood Convention Center Employee of the Quarter recognition.
His talents don’t end in the kitchen. When he’s not assisting in the Chef, Jerome can be found playing music in some of Seattle’s hot spots. An experienced vocalist, trumpet player, and pianist, Jerome’s love of music began when he was young man. “I love music, music of all kinds,” Jerome shared. With iconic influences like Wayne Shorter, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder it’s no surprise that jazz can be heard playing in the Center’s kitchen when Jerome is cooking. When he’s not performing or working at the Lynnwood Convention Center, Jerome spends his time with his wife of nearly twenty years Kara and his adorable seven year-old daughter Lilianna.
When asked what his favorite thing about working at the Center was Jerome answered, “The kitchen crew, we have so much fun here.”
Congratulations Jerome on earning this award and thank you for all of your hard work!