“Cooking is a way to experience cultures, share stories and explore your passion. Learning kitchen skills is just the beginning.”
When you come from a large family in Birmingham and you love to cook, your kitchen becomes your first culinary school. That was the story for Chef Joshua, until he began his studies in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Auburn University. What he learned there aside from the business of food and beverage is that his passion lies in the kitchen. So he moved to New York City and attended The French Culinary Institute (now International Culinary Center) and began apprenticing at several highly rated restaurants. Some of his experience includes cooking with Hot and Hot Fish Club, Bottega Restaurant, a Sous Chef position at Renaissance Ross Bridge Hotel and Resort and back to Hot and Hot Fish Club where he was promoted to Chef de Cuisine. He now brings his experience, passion and fire into our Cooking School kitchen, helping guests hone their skills and explore their own passion, dish by delicious dish.