Get To Know The Chefs

Gary Fuller

Chris Plemmons

Gary Fuller co-founded Two Snooty Chefs®, and is a co-author of the “Cooking with Two Snooty Chefs” cookbook. Gary is a retired program manager and culinary arts instructor at West Sound Technical Skills Center. He has held this position for 24 years. The culinary arts program was an American Culinary Federation Certificate Program. Gary’s background includes work in fine dining establishments in the Seattle area. While learning his trade in Seattle he worked at Horatio’s, Rossellini’s 4-10, Ray’s Boat House and Boondocks Sundeckers and Greenthumbs. He was the owner/chef of The Clambake Restaurant, a popular seafood restaurant, and The Original Steak & Oyster Restaurant at Gold Mountain Golf Course.

His education was with the community college system where he studied culinary arts. At Seattle Central Community College he studied culinary arts. He studied baking, pastries, and restaurant management at South Seattle Community College. While earning a Washington State career and technical teaching certificate, Gary specialized in special education, specific learning style classes and has been trained in “Tribes” a way to develop a “Community of Learning” for the classroom. Through his work as a teacher, he has received Teacher of the Year award at West Sound Technical Skills Center and advisor of the year for the Olympic Region SkillsUSA, a national student leadership program.

Gary was chef of the year in his local chapter the ACF Washington State Chefs Association. Gary is a certified culinary educator & executive chef and is a member of the American Academy of Chefs an honor society with the American Culinary Federation. He is the current Chairman of the Board for the ACF Washington State Chefs Association and is an ACF (ACE) an Approved Certified Evaluator.

He enjoys landscaping, gardening, and painting. His painting is mostly abstract in design and paints mostly with acrylics and some mixed media. However, Gary’s main passion in life is his marriage to his wife Elaine. They have been married since 1976.

Certified Executive Chef, Chris Plemmons, co-founded Two Snooty Chefs® and is known in the Pacific Northwest not only for creating the most sumptuous and memorable meals but also for his truly extraordinary talent of sharing these skills with others. Chris has a broad scope of experience that includes his current position of Culinary Arts Instructor at Olympic College. He delights his customers with unique, creative flair, combining regional favorites with international influences and dishing up remarkable creations.

A 1988 graduate of the Western Culinary Institute, he has been awarded various culinary honors and is also a graduate of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.

In addition to having operated his own restaurant, Christopher’s at the Inn at the Manor Farm Inn in Poulsbo, WA, he served for nine years as the executive chef at the Women’s University Club in Seattle, two years as a regional specialist for Club Corp of America, two years as the executive chef at the Lafayette Club in Lexington, KY, and over three years at FareStart in Seattle.

He has been an active member of the Washington State Chefs Association since 1989 and is the current President. Chris serves on the Bremerton Foodline Board and teaches monthly cooking classes for food bank clients. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Bremerton High School Culinary Arts Program. He is the Chef de Cuisine for the Kitsap County AIDS Foundation monthly Red Ribbon Supper Club.