Here at Manila Bay Cafe, we believe that loving what you do for a living is the best way to live. We have a true passion for creating food and a strong desire to share those creations with others. Manila Bay has been apart of this beautiful community for over 10 years with great success. Building friendships and putting smiles on people's faces is something Manila Bay Cafe has done since the beginning. We strive to support our small community in every way possible. To prepare the freshest food to our patrons, we locally source from farms and local businesses within the area. We also feature local artists as part of our decor. This is an amazing community, and we want to do as much as we can to help it to continue to grow and prosper.
Jonathan was born and raised in Arizona. He moved to Vancouver, Washington at the start of his Freshman year in High School. From a very young age, he aspired to be a chef and work within the restaurant industry. He owes much of his inspiration to his mother who is a renowned baker and pastry chef. While he was in high school, Jonathan attended the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management program at the Clark County Skills Center where he earned his American Culinary Federation certification. There he was fortunate enough to have been instructed by highly decorated chefs whom are widely known as some of the best in their field. Chef Andrew McColley and Chef Greg Retchless proved to be instrumental to Jonathan's success and training.
Jonathan has worked extensively to expand his knowledge of the culinary industry in restaurants and kitchens for over a decade. He has worked with a wide range of restaurants and cuisines from bar and grills to upscale fine dining. His work experience as a chef and manager has trained him in many aspects of the restaurant and catering industry. Jonathan has helped cater private events for sports teams such as the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trailblazers. He has worked on the Governor's Ball and corporate events for companies such as Microsoft and Intel.
700 Artisan Way, Suite B
Dayton, WA 99328