Napa Valley, California
Chef Joel’s proven ability to excel under pressure without sacrificing quality makes him a consistently top performer within our Big City Chefs team. Since completing his formal education from the Culinary Institute of America, he has cooked at the Michelin-starred Cavallo Point in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he has had the unique opportunity to travel the world to cook as a private chef for such celebrities as Giorgio Armani, Hugh Jackman, Calvin Klein, and the Prince of Saudi Arabia. Through these experiences, Chef Joel has developed a thorough attention to detail that stands out in his every culinary endeavor. He enjoys adding creative flare to his dishes, making him a true artist in the kitchen. On point with both flavor and presentation in every plate he produces, Chef Joel consistently provides an impeccable dining experience for any occasion.
How long have you been working with Big City Chefs?
If I were a spice, I would be…
Lemongrass as it is exotic and ravishing with intense aromas to complement many dishes.
My favorite local purveyors, artisans, and farmers:
Chefs garden D Artangnian Baldor as there is never a time they can’t accommodate with the most sought ingredients.
What I love about cooking and hospitality…
Cooking and music makes me fall Into and abyss of radiant warmth excitement high numbness comfort which allows me to share the beautiful warmth and experience with clients feeling what they want crave think before their intuitions tell them so always two steps ahead! What I love most is nurturing people who have everything in the world yet need someone to cater exclusively to their every derailed diet desire and need.
What are your top three go-to pantry items?
Fish sauce palm sugar dried whole chilies