We feature New American cuisine prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients sourced from as many local farmers we are able to support. Tilth received its organic certification from Oregon Tilth, an unaffiliated organization that promotes sustainability.
About the Owner- Maria Hines has been turning heads in the culinary world for over two decades as an ambassador for organic and sustainable food. The James Beard Award-winner has two critically acclaimed restaurants in Seattle: Tilth and Agrodolce. In 2005, she was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 Best New Chefs and went on to open her first restaurant, Tilth, in September 2006, which remains among one of the nation’s top culinary destinations. In 2008, Frank Bruni of the New York Timesnamed Tilth one of the top 10 best new restaurants in the country. Maria competed in “Top Chef Masters” in 2010 and later that year appeared on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and won the “Battle of Pacific Cod.” In 2012, Maria opened Agrodolce with a focus on Southern Italian and Sicilian fare. Adding to her list of accolades, Maria was a semifinalist for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2013. She is a leader in the restaurant and sustainability community, donating her time to such causes as James Beard Foundation sustainability programs, American Chef Corps, Puget Sound Food Council, food equality for low-income families and other food system advocacy. She is a founding member of Seattle Restaurant Week, on the advisory council for the Mountaineers and previously served on the board for PCC Farmland Trust.