Chanterelle ownership changing hands

From left, Hoa Tran, Brooke Baker and Randy Baker.

After 21 years of serving terrific cuisine to an appreciative Edmonds, Chanterelle’s Randy and Brooke Baker are preparing to turn over ownership of one of our city’s most beloved restaurants.

Restaurateur Hoa Tran, who owns and operates three other independent restaurants in the Puget Sound area, has purchased Chanterelle. Tran plans to continue operating the restaurant without any major changes and will retain the current staff, which pleases the Bakers.

“Randy and I are so grateful for the Edmonds community that has been so supportive these 21-plus years,” Brooke Baker said. “There’s no place better, and we have no plans to move away. We’ve worked very hard nurturing Chanterelle‘s staff and diners day and night, striving to continually evolve. We knew that we could never rest on past success with the restaurant industry — it’s so different from what it was two decades ago.

“As for our plans for the future, we’re excited to spend time together and with our friends and family, going places, doing things, and all the stuff people do that don’t work all the time.  (What a concept!) We will be here at the restaurant for a couple of weeks for the transition. Come say hi, and meet the new owner, but no need to say bye. We’ll see you all around town!”

Look for the full story in this week’s Restaurant News column.

— By James Spangler

  1. This is definitely bittersweet news. Many cherished memories have been made at your tables. Thank you for so many fine times!
    The best to you both~

  2. Thanks to Randy and Brooke and their staff for many years of wonderful food and service. Chanterelle is a community treasurer. Best wishes to you in your new endeavors (free time, wow!), and all the best to Hoa Tran — and welcome to our community! Tomato bisque all around!!

  3. I look forward to new ideas that Mr Tran may bring, but I will miss you very much, Brooke and Randy! Thank you for years and years of great food, great service and many wonderful memories of meals shared with good friends! May retirement bring you much happiness and many great adventures to come.

  4. Dear Brooke and Randy, thank you very much for the wonderful food and service. When we were choosing the place to eat, Chanterelle would come the first to our thoughts. Guess why? Delicious, healthy food, cosy environment, friendly staff. We will miss you. Best wishes to you in your retirement. We hope the new ownership will not change the habits and the rules and then we will not change our thoughts. Good luck to you, Mr. Hoa Tran.

  5. Chanterelle has been one of our all-time favorite dining places from all the places we have lived. We have introduced relatives and friends to its charm and wonderful menu. Retirement is a blessing to be celebrated. So, we wish the richest of retirement journeys to Randy and Brooke.

  6. Best wishes to the dynamic duo. We ate at Chanterelle three times a week in more mobile times, and enjoyed every breakfast, lunch and dinner. Randy and Brooke, enjoy your well-deserved downtime.

  7. Best of times ahead Randy and Brooke! Yours is one of the few restaurants I felt comfortable going to alone to have bagel and lox plus seafood passion salad. The staff was unparalled for remembering the regulars. Thank you for such a comfortable experience over the last few years.

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