Joe, who was raised in Louisiana, was drawn to cooking from a young age as he spent hours watching family and friends in the kitchen. Now, Joe spends most of his day around food. When he is not cooking for a local Brooklyn restaurant, he is experimenting in his own kitchen. You can always find Joe carrying around a notebook and jotting down ideas for his next big dish. He states that the best part of cooking is the reaction people get after eating his food. Joe aspires to one day publish his own cookbook. He loves using black pepper and hates square plates.