Nick's Off Market scores head chef

After what is described as an "exhaustive search," Erick Eriksen has joined Nick's Off Market (1556 NW 56th St) as the new head chef.

One might say Ericksen has some experience behind him: Chef de Cuisine at Local Harvest (Bainbridge Island), Sous Chef at Maggie Bluff’s and Palisade (Seattle), Sous Chef at Oceanaire Seafood Room (Seattle) and Executive Chef at Islay Manor (Bainbridge Island). His experiences in cuisines spans French, American and Northwest.

“I’m very glad we were able to bring Erick on board. It’s been a long search for the right individual who has a combination of talent, creativity and drive – and who fits the Ballard ‘feel’,” said owner Nick Simonton in a statement.

Ericksen is taking over the post formerly filled by Chef Terry Campbell, who retired in September. It will be his job to head the kitchen and the menu.

You can meet him at a "Meet the Chef" night in early March. If you are interested in participating, please visit to request a seat.

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