Josh is a native New Yorker hailing from Long Island who grew up surrounded by the culinary influences of Classic American, Jewish & Italian cuisines. As he got older and had opportunities to travel around the world, he began gathering ideas from numerous other cultures to incorporate into the food he would create.
He received training in classic French techniques and a degree in professional culinary arts from The International Culinary Center (formerly The French Culinary Institute) where he graduated at the top of his class. After a short stint working in restaurants, he found himself wanting a more personal food experience.
His true passion emerged through private chef work where he focuses on healthfully driven seasonal cuisine full of bold, bright flavors. With experience preparing food for a variety of dietary needs (Paleo, Kosher, Gluten Free, Vegetarian and more), he loves to craft menus around each individual client and their unique specifications.
Weekly visits to the local farmer’s market, butcher shop & fishmonger provide boundless inspiration for the dishes he conceives.