Locally Sourced, Craft Cuisine

At Goldfinch we source our food from farmers and ranchers that respect the land and the animals. Our focus will be on the ingredients and the natural ways in which they are grown, prepared, cooked, and served.


Hector is 28 years old and comes from a first generation Cuban family. At 18 years of age, he started working in kitchens and bakeries in Spokane. After completing his studies at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy (INCA) he continued working in restaurants and clubs. His passion revolves around a commitment to bringing back the spirit of community and family to restaurants along with the respect for plants and animals that is missing from so much of today’s food industry.
Hector is both passionate and determined to use the restaurant as a tool to develop the local economy and strengthen the relationships between farmers, chefs and his guests.

Paul is 26 years old and born a Colville local. At the age of 15, he started working at the Little Gallea Restaurant in Kettle Falls, owned by his loving aunt Lisa. The fast-paced environment captured his heart and he knew that one day he too would eventually have a place of his own. After graduating high school, he moved to Spokane and started working in various retail, in-home care and hospitality jobs. When the pandemic stared, he was forced to re-evaluate what he truly wanted to do with his time. In October of 2020, he met with Hector for an interview to serve tables at a new restaurant in Colville. His commitment and hard-work soon brought him to a leading position in the management team. Since then, Chef Hector and Paul have made a partnership agreement and he now is part-owner of the establishment.

Paul is excited to be back in the community where he grew up and is eager to show Colville all the ideas he has in store for this small town that we all love calling home!