CICCHETTI TEAM & CAREERS
At both Serafina and Cicchetti we strive to create a familial atmosphere, both for our guests and our employees. We are a happy, drama-free family of passionate restaurant professionals who work well with positive, energetic, food-minded people.
Both restaurants are well-established houses with loyal clientele and a strong product. We seek and value longevity in the workplace. If you are interested in becoming a part of our restaurants please bring a resume with references directly to Cicchetti. We are always accepting applications.
A native New Yorker, Susan Kaufman is a born entrepreneur who started her first business at 15. She had two successful restaurants in Juneau, Alaska before moving to Seattle in 1988. In 1991, she opened Serafina, an immediate success now enjoying a national reputation. In 2009, her fascination with Mediterranean cuisine led to the birth of Cicchetti. Susan’s restaurants live true to her philosophy of bringing people together in connection over a meal. In 2010, Susan was the recipient of the prestigious Nelly Cashman Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Christian Chandler began at Serafina as a pantry cook many years ago. He grew into a sous chef, and was well-respected by both the cooks and front of house staff for his culinary talent and steady demeanor on the line. After five and a half years at Serafina, he set off to explore the cuisine and techniques of other restaurants. He returned home to Serafina in early 2013 to take the helm as the Executive Chef at Serafina & Cicchetti and to share the food wisdom he collected in his time away. He became co-owner of Serafina & Cicchetti in 2015 before becoming sole proprietor in 2019.
OWNER & EXECUTIVE CHEF