About Us

About Us

Talking Cedar is a new 35,000 sq. ft. Distillery-Brewery-Restaurant in Grand Mound, WA.  We are owned by the Chehalis Tribe and partner with Heritage Distilling Company (HDC).  Our facility includes a 15,000 sq. ft. tribally-owned tasting room and distillery, with 8 fermentation tanks for the production of licensed HDC Spirits and hand sanitizer.  We also have a 60 barrel production floor for Talking Cedar Brewing, creating craft brews on site.  At our restaurant you will be able to enjoy not only our craft spirits and beer, but our upscale pub food with locally sourced ingredients.

We are a diverse organization that is committed to the Tribe and community we are part of, to not only provide opportunity, but quality products that come from our neck of the woods.  Below you can learn about some of our team members and our local partners in bringing Talking Cedar to you.

Adam Adrian – Restaurant Consultant
Adam Adrian – Restaurant Consultant

Hi, my name is Adam Adrian and I am the new Restaurant Consultant for Talking Cedar.

I am originally from LA California and I attended college at the University of Oregon where I earned a Bachelors of Science Degree. Since then, I have spent 20 years in the restaurant industry.

I have taken part in the creation and opening of multiple local restaurants including Ramblin' Jack’s Ribeye and Mercato. I am the managing partner of a large restaurant group as well as being the Restaurant Consultant.

My passions are good wine, good beer, good spirits and good food. Skiing is my favorite way to spend time with my wife and two sons.

Talking Cedar is a great new opportunity and will be another destination spot to add to the Tribe’s list.

Stephen Pavletich – TCR General Manager
Stephen Pavletich – TCR General Manager

Hi, my name is Stephen Pavletich and I am the new General Manager for the new Talking Cedar Restaurant.

I am originally from Grays Harbor and attended the Grays Harbor College and Eastern Washington University where I earned a Bachelors Degree.

After school I became the Front– of-House manger at Rediviva Restaurant in Aberdeen and was the Wine Program Director at the Ocean Crest Resorts in Moclips.

My last position was also a passion project, being the General Manager for Swing Wine Bar for 5 years. I am an avid Seattle Mariners fan and have followed them to Tokyo, Japan.

I look forward to this new challenge and am excited to deliver a restaurant experience that you deserve.

Adam Setterstrom– Executive Chef
Adam Setterstrom– Executive Chef

Hi, my name is Adam Setterstrom and I am the Executive Chef for the Talking Cedar Restaurant.

I am from Tenino and attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York where I earned my AOS in Culinary Arts. I dove right into the restaurant business and have not looked back over the last 25 years.

I have taken part in all facets of running and managing a restaurant, from cooking to staffing, from food cost to menu creation.

I have worked at prestigious restaurants from Lena’l, Hawaii to New York and back to Olympia. When not working I spend time with my girlfriend and kids, and enjoy my passion of race car driving.

Crafting the menu and experience at Talking Cedar is a challenge that I relish and will ensure meets your high expectations.

Jason Summers – TCB General Manager
Jason Summers – TCB General Manager

Hi, my name is Jason Summers and I am the new General Manager for the new Talking Cedar Brewing.

I am originally from Washington and attended Grays Harbor College, where I also played basketball.

I have spent the last 15 years in the beer industry and taken part in every aspect, from coming up with brews, to bottling and branding.

My favorite beer is an IPA, and outside of beer sports is my main passion. I love basketball, baseball, football, and I LOVE golf. It was through sports I met my wife and we have a son.

I am excited to craft the flavors you will drink at the brewery and take home to your family and friends. One last thing, bring back the Seattle Sonics!!

Bill Lundeen – Head Brewer
Bill Lundeen – Head Brewer

Hi, my name is Bill Lundeen and I am the Head Brewer for Talking Cedar Brewing.

I am originally from Portland and have been involved in brewing since ‘86. I walked into Bridgeport Brewery, tried their beer, and knew that I wanted to be part of it.

I asked for a job and ended up being their head brewer for 6 years. My last position was at Harmon Brewing in Tacoma, where I was part of designing and building their brewery. My favorite part about brewing is the endless ability to try something new and that you can never plateau.

Outside of brewing, I am an avid mushroom hunter and outdoors-man. I also enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors with my family. I look forward to being able to bring my creativity to this project and creating the excellent brews you deserve.

Local Partners

Local Partners

Heritage Distilling Company

Heritage Distilling Company

We are proud partners with Heritage Distilling Company.  HDC is the most awarded craft distillery in North America 7 years in a row from the American Distilling Institute (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). HDC makes vodkas, gins and whiskeys and is proud to operate distillery tasting rooms in Washington and Oregon including Gig Harbor, Roslyn and Seattle (within the Ballard & Capitol Hill neighborhoods) in Washington and Eugene in Oregon.

Visit Heritage to find out more https://heritagedistilling.com/

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Whitewood Cider Company

Whitewood Cider Company

Whitewood Cider Company is one of our close partners, providing our customers with high quality hand crafted cider.  Whitewood Cider Co. is an award winning local craft cidery, making old style ciders using local apples and ingredients. They are located in downtown Olympia.

Visit Whitewood to find out more https://www.whitewoodcider.com/

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Ironseele

Ironseele

We are thrilled to partner with Ironseele to provide our signs and other brand related material. You can thank them for the awesome tap handles, and the signage throughout Talking Cedar. Ironseele specializes in creating brand content and design, both digital and physical.

Visit Ironseele to find out more https://www.ironseele.com/

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Pinnacle Text

Pinnacle Text

Pinnacle Text, AKA Alison Bailey, is a freelance writer we happily partnered with for our Talking Cedar Blog. She provides content for the blog, from new beers to profiles on our staff. She provides excellent writing and copy skills, and capable of providing high quality marketing and word products. You can read our blog to to see her work or visit her website as well.

Visit Pinnacle Text to find out more https://www.pinnacletext.com/

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