Executive Chef Jason Aldous brings creativity and an established cooking pedigree to the restaurant at Friday Harbor House. His passion for utilizing the bounty of the San Juan Islands and ingredients found throughout the Pacific Northwest is evident as he creates inspired menus that change frequently to reflect the seasons' flavors. Chef Jason's cooking philosophy is centered on combining locally grown ingredients and flavors with adventure to create approachable dishes that pair well with local wines and craft cocktails, perfectly complementing the restaurant's relaxed environment. Prior to taking the helm at Friday Harbor House, Chef Jason served in various capacities at some of the most celebrated dining experiences in the Northwest, including leading the kitchen as executive chef at Camano Island Waterfront Inn and sous chef at the acclaimed Willows Inn on Lummi Island. He is a graduate of the culinary arts program at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. During his free time, you can find him exploring the island with his wife and two children.