Among those working on Labor Day: 6-year-old West Seattle chef


The photos and report come from proud dad Edgar Riebe:

West Seattle was the site of a young boy’s dream of starting a restaurant. It was a huge success, the food was well-received, and a good time was had by all the “patrons,” including friends and neighbors! The event was today, Sept. 1 @ 10 am.

The Chef
Eston Riebe
6 years old, Lafayette Elementary first-grader
He has loved cooking since he was very little. He really wanted to start a restaurant so the rest of the family jumped in to help.
He designed the menu, and helped cook all of the food. He even took all of the orders and served the food!

The Restaurant
The restaurant was a benefit for the West Seattle Food Bank, and served breakfast to about 30 hungry people.
Our guests filled a barrel with donations — according to the West Seattle Food Bank, 40% of those who benefit from the food bank are children under the age of 18.
C & P Coffee on California Avenue donated coffee beans, cups and lids for the “food-raiser.” Thanks, C & P!

Click here to see the menu offered to guests; and here’s one more photo, where you see the young restaurateur waiting on guests:


5 Replies to "Among those working on Labor Day: 6-year-old West Seattle chef"

  • Sherry September 1, 2008 (10:44 pm)

    Very cute!

  • Irukandji September 2, 2008 (8:14 am)

    Excellent work Eston and family! I look forward to hearing about your next Foodraiser.

  • Melissa September 2, 2008 (8:15 am)

    Nice work, Eston! You should be very proud of yourself!

  • JH September 2, 2008 (10:12 pm)

    I think this kid can teach me a bit about cooking…

  • Jen September 5, 2008 (11:33 am)

    Great job Eston!! You inspire my 5 year old son. He plans to open a restaurant when he is older too. Maybe this is a good starting point for him.

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