Ryley Eckersley has worked at restaurants around the world, from Belize to Barcelona to Raleigh, N.C. to Manhattan. He landed in Oregon in 2011, where he led the kitchen at Jen’s Garden in Sisters, Ore., and later opened Drake restaurant in Bend, Ore. In 2013. Eager to explore more of the Pacific Northwest’s bounty, he moved to Portland in 2015 where he briefly served as sous chef at Olympia Provisions, and eventually was hired as head chef at DOC, where he remained until 2017. He is currently the chef de cuisine at Quaintrelle in Portland.