A Florida native, Scott Siff holds a degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Siff graduated in 2011 and headed to Boston where he honed his skills at highly acclaimed French restaurant, Clio, under chef Ken Oringer. He spent the next two years working with raising star chef, Matthew Gaudet, at Westbridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2015, Siff landed in Seattle and immediately joined the crew at Tavolàta, Ethan Stowell’s modern Italian eatery in Belltown. He was quickly named sous chef, and a year later opened Tavolàta Capitol Hill where he became chef in 2017. Cortina, Ethan Stowell’s stunning downtown Italian restaurant, opened to much fanfare in May of 2018 with Siff as chef.