New Chef Announced at Oceanaire Seafood Room in Dallas

Welcome new execuchef Aaron Valimont to The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Dallas. His resume:

Chef Valimont began his culinary career in Tacoma at The Lobster Shop, later working under Executive Chef Will MacNamara at Seattle’s Washington Athletic Club before taking his knives to the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club.  He then trained under Food and Wine “Best New Chef” Gordon Naccarato, opening The Pacific Grill in Seattle first as Sous Chef and ultimately being promoted to Pacific Grill’s Executive Chef.

His quote:

“Each day is a culinary adventure as we create our menu with the fresh seafood the market provides while emphasizing the simplicity of seasonal preparations, regionally inspired dishes and generous portion sizes,” Chef Valimont said. “In addition, our seasoned wine stewards will help select the wine that best compliments our guest’s meal.”

Go in peace.

Former Oceanaire chef Chad Kelly will be the lead chef at Shannon Wynne’s new restaurant The Moth.


  • luniz

    FAIL he forgot to mention all the zing he was putting into his food.

  • Foodie

    Pacific Grill is in Tacoma, WA not Seattle.

  • adkim

    the moth? might want to rethink the name.

  • DallasDude

    Will they be doing story slams ala The Moth?