Joseph Foriska is head chef at Friday Harbor House’s The Bluff

Joseph Foriska ... new chef at Friday Harbor House's The Bluff restaurant.

The Bluff Restaurant·Bar·Terrace at Friday Harbor House has appointed Joseph Foriska as chef.

“As a resident of the San Juan Islands for more than 15 years, Chef Foriska brings to the table a familiarity of the San Juan Island culinary community and strong relationships with local purveyors,” Friday Harbor House GM Michael O’Dell said in a press release.

“After working at some of the area’s most renowned dining establishments, we feel honored to have him on board at The Bluff.”

From 2006-09, Foriska served as food and beverage purchasing manager at Roche Harbor Resort. During his tenure, the wine program at McMillin’s Dining Room was consecutively awarded Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.”

Foriska previously owned and served as executive chef at Fleur de Lys, a French-inspired fine dining restaurant on San Juan Island. He has served as sous chef at Vinny’s Restaurant and Duck Soup Inn.