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Chef's Bio

Chef Joshua DuQuist

Head Chef Josh DuQuist was born and raised in the Tri-cities where he attended Pasco High. During his last two years of High School, he went to Tri-Tech and joined the culinary program. From that moment on, he knew that his passion was in the kitchen and representing the art of food. After High School, he attended Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Portland where he graduated with honors. Josh has owned and operated a little restaurant in the Tri-cities before finding his place among the ranks for the past 10 years at Tagaris Winery. He believes that using the freshest ingredients from local farms and purveyors produces better quality and higher nutritious meals. Josh’s culinary background and attention to detail will not only please your palate, but will leave a lasting impression on anyone who dines with us.

Sous Chef Paul Westover

Sous Chef Paul Westover is Chef Josh's right hand man and is considered a "homegrown" chef. He was born and raised in Everett, where the influences of seafood and wild game captured his interests. After starting a family, he decided to settle down in Tri Cities and worked his way up in the restaurant industry. He has been working in kitchens for 23 years and has loved every part of it. In 2012, he brought his talent to the Tagaris team and joined Chef Josh. He thrives being in the kitchen and loves the teamwork the industry requires. He partners perfectly with Chef Josh DuQuist and refines the work of art that Tagaris offers. 

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