The Role of Tech Culture and Community in Seattle

The technological revolution is here. It’s sweeping the nation, and Seattle is no exception to the overwhelming takeover of startups, developers, engineers and entrepreneurs pursuing their dreams in fulfilling careers in healthcare, government, education, travel, and more.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce just released a study ranking and evaluating how 25 U.S. cities are prepared for this movement.

Surprisingly, San Francisco is not first, due to the high cost of living and lack of community. Boston received the first place ranking. Chef’s hometown of Seattle ranks number 11; we have a growing and highly-skilled workforce, giving us one of the largest talent pools. But we need to work on building a more collaborative community and develop strong cultural foundations.

Community and culture have always been important pillars of our company because we know they are imperative for long-term success. That’s why we work hard to listen to and encourage our community members, employees, customers, and partners to actively involve us in what they’re working on. We host regular meetups which are open to any- and every-one who’s interested in getting a flavor for what we cook up at Chef.

And there are other Seattle startups who are pushing for a strong community as well. Rachel Lerman of The Seattle Times wrote a listing of top companies to watch – and get connected with – and our local broadcast station, Q13 Fox, weighed in as well.

If you’re interested in joining the team here at Chef, shoot us a note and we can work together to build a stronger community and help Seattle embrace the technological revolution.

Lucas Welch

Former Chef Employee