We have been retailing Willards Kitchen products at Freshy’s Seafood Market and Deli for 3 years now. The Willards Kitchen blends have been a top selling grocery item since we brought it in. Our customers appreciate the fact that they are NON-GMO, the processed SUGAR that is not one of the core ingredients. In fact none of the Willards Kitchen rubs and seasonings has this processed SUGAR as one of the ingredients.
I am constantly hearing from customers how Willards rubs and seasonings capture and enhance the natural flavors instead of masking them. I personally use Willards Kitchen product line at home and recommend them to all of my customers.
Chef Will did a catering event for the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club’s annual Business Breakfast. His attention to detail was impeccable. He went above and beyond to provide exactly what we needed. Before the event we consulted with him on what would work best for our particular needs and he was full of creative ideas. The food was fantastic and we received so many compliments. I highly recommend Willard’s Kitchen for your catering needs!
Tammy Shoop, Development Director
Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club
Chef Willard catered the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue’s Ladies Luncheon at the top of the Bellevue Towers alongside Lisa Dupar of “Lisa Dupar Catering” and Sabrina Tinsley of Seattle’s La Spiga. We booked Chef Willard on recommendation of a board member, and we were not disappointed. The theme was cooking demonstrations, and the event was a huge success in part due to Chef Willard’s delicious food, engaging personality, and professional manner. His presentation was unique and he understood the particular needs of an event run by a non-profit company—he even offered a discounted price on his Willards Kitchen product line of spice rubs and seasonings to include in our gift bags! We would recommend Chef Willard to anyone in search of delicious and professional catering.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue
We highly recommend Willard. We have used him for two occasions. The first party was for about 20 people. Willard prepared a selection of appetizers plus small desserts. He made appetizers that were very unique as well as delicious. The party was a huge success. Our second party was a sit down dinner for eight. Again, everything was delicious. His presentation of each item was seamless. I was able to sit down and enjoy the party. Willard is a ”breath of fresh air” when it comes to catering.
Bob and Barbara Bridge, Clyde Hill, WA
“I am pleased to hear that Will Russell is starting a new catering company called Willard’s Kitchen. I have used his service twice and have been extremely impressed with the high quality product and excellent personal service I received. The food of course was outstanding and the presentation was wonderful. He is very creative, friendly, competent, and of course the food was delicious! I know that any client will be as satisfied and impressed as we were, and will be very satisfied with the truly high quality job they will receive! Can’t wait to have him back again!! Enjoy!”
Linda Banchero, Mercer Island,WA
“Will Russell is a chef who is deeply passionate about cooking and making people happy. During his training at the Art Institute he worked harder than any other student yet managed to not take himself too seriously. He is both talented and professional, and always goes the extra mile in order to do things the right way.”
Paul Redman, Instructor, Art Institute of Seattle
I had the pleasure of seeing Willard in action. He prepared a Backyard Barbecue for a party of over 40 guests. He was well prepared and professional. His BBQ sauce was amazing – it should be bottled and sold! The entire menu, from the appetizers to dessert, was wonderful. I highly recommend his services.
Suzanne Ryning, Mercer Island,WA
As a hospital management consultant traveling the country for the past thirty years, I can attest that Willard Russell’s cuisine is some of the finest anywhere, five star restaurants included. Very creative in his use of ingredients as well as his presentations, plus he’s a joy to work with and be around.
I’ve had the opportunity to sample his killer Pork Loin Roast, Barbecued ribs, and Asian appetizers; and, his chocolate Cremè Brûlée is “to die for.” There’s no question, this man is following his passion.
Charles Pearson, President, Charles Pearson Associates
Chef Willard is a culinary wizard. Everything was seamless. Everything was first class. Everything was delicious. Words can’t do justice to the phenomenal level of professionalism and personalized service we experienced. It was a truly fantastic experience. We can’t wait to use him again!
Nathan Bahner, Mercer Island, WA
Will has catered three events for us....a school fundraiser evening with heavy appetizers, XMAS Eve for 25, and my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary dinner in our home for 30. He also catered a school auction evening that was 7 small asian inspired, courses for 40+ people! He is an amazing caterer! His food is absolutely delicious, fresh, and presented beautifully. Will is personable and professional, and leaves your kitchen clean. No need to look any further...you should just hope he is available. His rubs are also outstanding.
Lynne Witham, Medina, WA