In 2007, Chef Josh Henderson created Skillet Street Food in Seattle, one of the first of what has since become a prototype for the street food movement that has swept the country. Out of a vintage Airstream trailer, he created innovative lunch menus based on American-inspired food prepared with classic technique and seasonal ingredients. The reception from Seattleites was immediate and passionate. They were drawn to the chef-driven food; the excitement of being a part of a new, energetic, urban experience; and to the intimate involvement through the use of social media that intensified the connection with the Skillet brand.
Since then, the business has grown up. We are still creating great menus served throughout the streets of Seattle from the Airstream, but Skillet is now much more than that. Supported by an outstanding team of almost 100 talented people, we are a thriving catering enterprise supporting weddings, private parties, and corporate events throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are also a food products business, distributing our signature Bacon Jam through retailers across the U.S. and Canada. We are also cooking more Skillet deliciousness every day at our four restaurants: Skillet Capitol Hill, the Skillet Counter located in the Armory at the Seattle Center, Skillet Ballard and our newest Skillet Regrade located at 6th & Lenora.
The original street food business has become a brand, but has not strayed from its roots. The thread is still there: great food prepared with care, technique, and the best of ingredients; an innovative experience that consistently surprises and satisfies; and a feeling of being personally connected to Skillet, in all its manifestations. We see this as our mission – to continue to deliver on these themes and to continue to find new channels through which we can expand the brand and the family of loyal Skillet customers.