Stuart Lane leads the kitchens at Spinasse and Artusi to further the restaurant’s perspective on the food and feastings of the Piedmont region of northern Italy.
Following a creative writing degree from Western Washington University, Stuart enrolled at Bellingham Technical College and worked at a local Italian restaurant. He graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts and in 2004, he left for Costigliole d'Asti to attend the Italian Culinary Institute in Piemonte. He later staged at the Hotel Monte del Re in Dozza Italy outside of Bologna. Upon returning to the U.S. he worked at Cafe Juanita as a prep cook, pastaoli, and finally, Chef de Cuisine.
In 2010, Stuart came to Spinasse as Co-Sous Chef. In 2011, Stuart left for an Executive Chef position at Cuoco. He returned to Spinasse in 2013 and now oversees the menus at both Spinasse and casual Italian eatery and bar, Artusi.