addo means inspire in Latin.  It's where all the ideas from our restaurant group start, get developed, and are showcased to the public through many formats.  Dinners, brunch, pop-ups, incubators that help up-and-coming chefs get moving in the right direction, and so much more.  addo is a place for ideas that become reality.  We are a restaurant that focuses on tasting menus do please join us for one or all.


what we do

addo is an incubator for ideas in food and beyond.  We take pride in helping up-and-coming chefs, chefs looking to transition, and taking businesses that use skilled labor to help their brands grow.  

We currently have one space where most of our experiences take place.  From fast food style fare to fine dining we have all price points and styles of service covered. Please click on the button below to make a reservation at any of our events in our Ballard space.

Check out our flagship 20 course tasting menus that are themed throughout the year and change every quarter at various locations. Please click on the button below to make a reservation for our 20 course tasting menu.

cooking classes


Our cooking classes are very popular and sell out quickly.  They range all cooking related topics and are meant to be less about recipes and more about teaching confidence in the kitchen.  Classes are hosted by Eric Rivera and happen in our Ballard location. If you are looking to book a group please contact us directly otherwise click here to see which classes are available.






incubator program

This is a 90 day program for up-and-coming chefs, cooks, at-home cooks, and for people that want to get into the business to get steered in the right direction.  Let us take care of the logistics for helping you launch while you focus on food. If you’re interested, please send us a note at



addo catering aims to be a unique experience that is customizable for your needs. For us, making sure you get what you want is truly what we aim to achieve. From our partnerships with our different spaces or to a space of your choice, we can do it all.

addo can offer a variety of different cuisines and styles, from our family style Puerto Rican option, to an elaborate coursed out plated dinner. We source a variety of the best ingredients in the PNW and from all over the world. We also can easily work with any dietary restrictions, aversions and/or preferences to create a unique menu for you.

Need a beverage game plan? No sweat! We can source that as well. We work with some of the best natural wine and unique beer producers and distributors in the country.

We also have a variety of different partners that we work with should you need spaces, entertainment, design, floral arrangements, photographers, rentals, and much more. Let addo be your one stop shop.

Let addo help you create the event that best works for you. Feel free to reach out to

Looking forward to hosting you soon!