Rob Frost is the consummate hospitality professional. His reputation as a dedicated teacher, mentor and a proven ability to develop a strong team caught the interest of Fire & Vine Hospitality. In January, 2020, he chose to take the helm at El Gaucho Bellevue after hearing what he describes as the company’s “refreshing and positive vision.”
Rob spent his early career washing dishes in Sun Valley, Idaho to support his desire to ski but he loved the restaurant industry so much, he never looked back. He says, “Working in every capacity of a restaurant has taught me skills that are essential to life, such as tolerance and patience. It’s the people: the ones I’ve worked with and befriended over the years, the guests I have met and the brothers and sisters that I’ve adopted or who have adopted me.”
Since then, he has worked in some of the Pacific Northwest’s best-known restaurants including the Union Square Grill, Hiram’s, and Ray’s Boathouse. Since 2012, Rob served as director of operations for Emory’s on Silver Lake in Everett, WA.
An avid outdoorsman, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife, Danielle and their son, Robert Jr. Rob fills his days off golfing, boating, fishing and bike riding adventures, as well as tending their extensive garden. He says that the last line from his namesake’s famous poem is his favorite quote. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”