About Seattle Magnolia Fine Dining and Romantic Restaurant and Wine Bar - SZMANIA'S
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After 24 years of serving the Seattle community, SZMANIA’S Restaurant is under new ownership. As of April 2014, Chef Michael Rogozinski and wife, Carolyn have succeeded the illustrious Chef Ludger and Julie Szmania.

Michael is a renowned Seattle chef who was educated at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and pursed his love of fine food by studying his craft at Le Grenadin in Paris.

After working in Paris and Houston, he relocated to Seattle in 1992 to work beside peers and friends, restaurateurs Kaspar Donier and Ludger Szmania. Michael gained a devoted following during his career as the executive chef in several of Seattle’s favorite restaurants including the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. Meanwhile, Carolyn brings her extensive business and leadership experience to keep the business thriving and innovative.