Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Four Seasons has always taken pride in providing local, authentic experiences for our guests. Our partnership with Seattle's Ethan Stowell Restaurants combines Four Seasons service with Ethan's passion for simply prepared food with fresh, local ingredients.

Chef Joe Ritchie

Raised in Washington State's Snoqualmie Valley, Joe Ritchie’s first job was harvesting local blueberries for ten cents a pound. A childhood surrounded by dairies, orchards, and rivers full of trout led him to enroll in and graduate from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 2001.

I love the instant gratification you get from cooking; the intense challenge it provides and how it has let me develop a deep appreciation for all sorts of ingredients.

Various jobs in well-known kitchens followed, including time with Jerry Traunfeld at both The Herbfarm and Poppy, the Grouse Mountain Grill in Colorado, as well as a stint with Cyrus in California. In 2013 Ritchie joined the Ethan Stowell Restaurant team as the chef at Mkt. 


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