Made with LoveYou may have noticed the Hebrew in our logo. Pronounced “na’aseh b’ahava,” it means “made with love.” It reflects our conviction that food is more than just a combination of ingredients. Our dishes are infused with the spirit of the people who create and serve them.
Austin Zimmerman, Executive Chef
Austin first discovered his love for the Pacific NW’s style and ingredients while attending the Seattle Culinary Academy in 2005. During his studies he took a job working at Veil Restaurant under the tutelage of Chef Shannon Galusha. Prior to his arrival at Stopsky’s, Austin spent 3 years as the Executive Sous Chef at the Hotel Deca in Seattle.
Scott MacRae, General Manager
Scott is a third generation Islander, and thrilled to be back on Mercer Island. He attended South Seattle Community College’s Culinary Arts program and has been in the restaurant industry since 1982. Early in Scott’s career he worked at Subito’s on Mercer Island as a waiter. Scott has worked both in the dining room and kitchen at a variety of restaurants in the area including; The Bourbon Street Café as the Chef here on Mercer Island; the Keg Steakhouse and Bar in Factoria as a manager; and all the Schwartz Brothers Restaurants – Daniel’s Broiler, Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar, and Chandler’s Crab House in a variety of management roles.