Joshua McFadden

About Joshua McFadden

In the summer of 2016, Joshua McFadden and Luke Dirks formed Submarine Hospitality, which acquired ownership of Ava Gene’s and opened Tusk. McFadden is also the consulting chef at The Suttle Lodge & amp; Boathouse. His cookbook of 225 vegetable-focused recipes, Six Seasons of Vegetables, will be published in May of 2017 by Artisan Books. Having grown up in the Midwest, Joshua came to the Pacific Northwest to attend Cordon Bleu in Portland, Oregon. After years of racking up culinary cred at the country’s top restaurants from San Francisco (Lark Creek Inn, Roxanne’s) to New York City (Momofuku, Franny’s, Blue Hill), he managed the trailblazing Four Season Farm in coastal Maine, which completely transformed his approach to cooking. It was there that he developed an appreciation for every part of the plant, root to leaf, and learned to coax the best from vegetables at their peak. And the food he started cooking as a result was nothing short of a revelation.


  • Hot 10 Best New Restaurants in America (Ava Gene's)
    Bon Appétit
  • Nominee for Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Restaurant of the Year (Ava Gene's)
    Portland Monthly
  • Portland's Top 10 Pizzas by the Slice (Roman Candle Baking Co.)
    The Oregonian
  • Choice Tables
    The New York Times
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Portland

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Behind the Scenes

Summer vibes and strawberry
"Summer vibes and strawberry dreams!! Angel food cake with maple sugar macerated strawberries and coffee cream, aka #funfetti #sixseasonsoffruit 📸: @ajmeeker @localhaven ✌🏼✌🏿✌️✌🏻✌🏾✌🏽✌🏼✌🏿✌️✌🏻✌🏾✌🏽✌🏼✌🏿✌️✌🏻✌🏾✌🏽"
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When you’re serious about
"When you’re serious about shopping for veggies!!! Getting all the spring things @portlandfarmers with @moregdo today! Tune into tomorrow morning’s show to watch @mollyriehl and I make #SixSeasons Butter Lettuce with New Potatoes, Eggs and Pancetta Vinaigrette @avagenes. Thank you @groundworkorganics for the nice veggies always @fox12oregon #xoxoxo 🙌🏻🙌🙌🏼🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏽🙌🏻🙌🙌🏼🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏽🙌🏻🙌🙌🏼🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏽"
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#SixSeasons Sugar Snap Pea and
"#SixSeasons Sugar Snap Pea and New Potato Salad with Crumbled Egg and Sardines 📸: @ajmeeker @localhaven #xoxo #spring ✌🏼✌🏽✌🏿✌️✌🏻✌🏾✌🏼✌🏽✌🏿✌️✌🏻✌🏾✌🏼✌🏽✌🏿✌️✌🏻✌🏾"
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Strawberries on everything all
"Strawberries on everything all the time!! Pickled green strawberry, bacon, and scallion cream cheese with homemade English muffins #sixseasonsoffruit 📸: @ajmeeker @localhaven #xoxoxo #strawberryseason 🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋‍♂️🙋🏿‍♂️🙋🏾‍♂️🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋‍♂️🙋🏿‍♂️🙋🏾‍♂️"
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Strawberry season is the best
"Strawberry season is the best season!! Get some @tuskpdx this morning on the vanilla custard brioche and Dutch baby...sorry I ate that pint @ncantene 🤷🏻‍♂️ @conservapdx #xoxo #tuskpdx 🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓"
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