Evan Scott has been with Polly’s Paladar since its inception. He has served in literally every capacity. Winning the top score in the 2nd Annual Great Paladar Cook-Off Primary, he solidified his place in the top three. None of this comes as a surprise. Evan has worked in kitchens for decades. Most notably, Evan trained under Chef Kaoru Suzuki, of Sushi in the Raw in Nevada City and remains his only sous who has ever “flown solo” at the restaurant’s front bar. A Nevada City kid, Evan spent the first ten years of his working life in our local restaurant kitchens. Starting out at South Pine Cafe, and short stops at Cirinos and Nevada City Classic Cafe, he then worked under Ike Frazee at Ike’s Quarter Cafe. Ike’s provided Evan with his first real introduction to true from scratch cooking. After a couple of years there he moved to Sushi In The Raw to work under chef Kaoru “Ru” Suzuki as mentioned above. Five years later he decided it was time for a change and chose a career in arboriculture. Although very content as a tree climber he’s never been able to completely leave the beautiful chaos of kitchen work behind. He spent some time working at New Moon Cafe under Peter Salaya and continues to help out with various local catering companies. He has also been a frequent member of the Paladar staff throughout the years. Polly’s is actually where he met the love of his life, his wife and mother of his child, Sasha.
Evan Scott’s sold out Paladar credits as head chef include:
Omakase, a sushi Paladar in 2012
For the Love of Food, a California cuisine Paladar in 2013
Umami, another sushi Paladar in 2015