Our Team

Our Team at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island

Chef Blaine Wetzel

Chef Blaine Wetzel

Head Chef

The head chef of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island grew up in Washington.  Since arriving on Lummi Island Wetzel has brought international attention to the island. Chef Blaine was listed by Food & Wine magazine as the Best New Chef of 2012. In 2014 the James Beard Foundation named him Rising Star Chef of the Year and in 2015, he was awarded Best Chef Northwest.  The Willows Inn has been ranked as the #1 Restaurant in North America by Opinionated About Dining in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Photography by Charity Burggraaf