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The Van Knauff Group

The Van Knauff Group was started out of a rapidly changing restaurant culture. We saw firsthand the need to keep up with the ever-changing desires of guests, and acted accordingly. We understand that guests’ expectations about a dining experience are ever-changing, so we focus on delighting our guests and inspiring our clients.

Our tagline, “The Group Focused on Guests” is derived from founder Katy’s 20+ years working for a restaurant group that emphasized the following: With us, you are our guest not our customer. You will be treated the same in our home as you would in our restaurant. We seek to help our clients create a dining experience that is guest-centric. 

We are also driven by the mantra ‘Think Globally, Act Locally”, and we think our work reflects that drive. We are passionate about supporting our community, so that’s where we start with our clients. Our team’s unique combination of hands-on FOH and BOH work, brand management, and trending topics implementation allows our clients to set the bar for what great looks like.  

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Media Mentions

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The Infatuation

Kamp Social House is named one of Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2022.

PSBJ 40 Under 40

Katy Knauff is named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 under 40 honorees.

Authority Magazine

Marceil Van Camp On The Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

Kamp, a joint for Seattle’s ‘sober curious’ and their friends, coming to Madison Valley

Seattle Times

Seattle is courting a growing sober-curious crowd with nonalcoholic wines and booze

Seattle Pi

Let this Seattle startup plan a mystery date for Valentine's Day

Kiro News Radio

In Seattle, a new bar for the ‘sober curious’


Executive chef Bridgett Lewis's food menu includes flavorful bites like green plantain shrimp tostadas, sliders, and pineapple rum-glazed chicken wings, with soft serve for dessert.

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