Wayfarer Restaurant Chef

Josh Archibald

Executive Chef

Chef Josh Archibald’s philosophy of letting Mother Nature show off is a perfect counterpoint to the Oceanfront Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge which wows visitors and locals alike with a fresh approach to Northwest coastal cuisine.

Chef Archibald trained at Oregon Culinary Institute and takes great enjoyment in showcasing the spectacular seasonal ingredients that we have in the Northwest – whether it is a perfect piece of salmon, fresh oysters or wild mushrooms. “As a chef, I consider myself to be an environmental steward. I focus on what is fresh and sustainable. I only feel good about serving food if I can trace the product. I make it a big point to train my team about the foods we serve and why the foods are so special.”

Chef Archibald credits his mother and paternal grandmother as great influences on his cooking and now as the father of two young boys, he is passing his cooking knowledge on to his sons.