Kate Rose Hansen, Operations Manager
Originally from Denver, Kate grew up north of Spokane. Throughout her schooling she traveled to many places in the world and begin an appreciation for food, culture, and what makes people the way they are.
Upon meeting Jeremy Hansen, the couple moved to Portland, Oregon to further their educational journeys. She continued to work in high volume restaurants and was formerly trained by an Italian espresso company Torrefazzione Italia. While in Portland Kate became an advocate for the homeless population and graduated with honors from Portland State University with a psychology degree and bachelor of science. Most recently, Kate graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Masters degree in Applied Psychology.
After a wedding at Arbor Crest Winery on the fourth of July 2008, Kate and Jeremy traveled through western Europe and found inspiration for the restaurant they would soon open.
Kate is responsible for the restaurant design and assumed the title of operations manager, events coordinator, bookkeeper, and runs the front of the house. She designed the adjoining Butcher Bar which opened in early 2014. She is very proud of the farm-to-table philosophy and community events that Santé is involved with and is looking forward to the opening of Common Crumb Bakery.