ASK US WHERE OUR INGREDIENTS COME FROM.
WE CAN TELL YOU.
My partner and son, John Moscrip, and our Executive Chef, Wild Bill Ranniger, and I source every ingredient in the food we serve at Duke's – yes, really – and it is local when possible, sustainable always, free of harmful chemicals and preservatives, and gluten free when possible.
Why do we go to this extreme?
“Decades ago, I started going to Alaska and I actually fished with the fishermen, not just tour a processing plant. I actually wanted to know how they caught the fish, what they did after they caught them, like did they take care of them, bleed this fish, ice the fish, and keep them cold all the way through the processing. I found out that not every fisherman does it right. So, we only buy from the people who handle the fish the way that we want and to DukeWorthy standards, and as a result, we get the most incredible fish.” Duke.
Also, what you don’t know about the fishing industry could make you sick. Several decades ago, I hopped on the Alaskan fishing boats catching our fish to learn. I tagged along and what I saw appalled me. Fisherman brought in fish after beautiful fish, only to see them ruined. They did not bleed and ice the fish on the boats, and they tossed them around, which damages their delicate texture. I saw beautiful, perfect salmon rotting on the boats and further abused on the docks, processing plants, and in shipping.
That’s when I started my quest to only buy from trusted suppliers who understood the proper way to care for fish. I didn’t know it back then, but the standards we set back then are now the industry standards for all quality commercial fishing. True story! There I was, just one guy who only wanted one thing: great-tasting fish, only to end up setting the standard for the industry.
We did not stop at fish. We go to the produce fields, the chicken farms, the wineries, even to our exclusive Bourbon supplier, Woodford Reserve.
Everything served at Duke’s must meet our strict standards to be DukeWorthy or it doesn’t make it onto your plate – ever! Below are some of our favorites.
Wild Alaska Copper River Salmon only
Wild Alaska Halibut
Australian grass-fed beef
Nitrite and phosphate-free bacon
Wild Mexican Pacific Prawns
Penn Cove Mussels
Organic free-range chickens
Dungeness crab from Washington & Oregon
Kodiak Alaska Scallops, and Rockfish
Essential Bakery Sourdough
Local BGH free dairy
Northwest craft beers
Boutique wine list
60% Pacific Northwest wines
Infusion cocktails exclusive to Dukes
Woodford Reserve Exclusive blend
Caffe Ladro coffee
Cane sugar sodas from Seattle Soda (no artificial sweeteners)
New “diet” monk fruit sweetened soda