Chef Joey

Chef Joey

West Hollywood, CA

Chef Joey learned L'Arte D'Arrangiarsi — the art of creating something from nothing — from his Italian family while living in Italy. It's his way of expressing what it means to cook by feel, instinct, and momentary inspiration.

About the Chef

He applies L'Arte D'Arrangiarsi  to his food from various global cuisines, creating dynamic, ingredient-driven dishes for private clients in Los Angeles.

I was born & raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically, San Jose, an area most don't know was predominately developed by Italian immigrants during the late 19th & early 20th centuries. A second generation American, I have Italian heritage on both my mother & fathers paternal sides. With family ties to Taormina & Messina, Sicily, as well as Tornio & Udine far in the north, & family scattered elsewhere, as well as friends who may as well be family in Rome.

My love for cooking began as a small child; sitting on the kitchen counter "helping" my mother make chocolate chip cookies. As soon as I was capable, I began my culinary adventures on my own...even if it was a just box of Betty Crocker Blue Berry Muffin Mix at age 7 (hey, I did it by myself....those picture instructions were fantastic). I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles, California with honors & haven't touched a box of muffin mix since.

Each year I return to Italy to visit with friends and family. While abroad I learn new skills, techniques, & dishes, in addition to bringing back inspiration that I then pass onto my clients.

Career Highlights

  • Private Clients
    Private Chef • Los Angeles, CA • May 2011 - present
  • Bite Catering Couture
    Chef Manager • Los Angeles, CA • Dec 2011 - Jan 2013

Education & Certificates

  • Le Cordon Bleu. Los Angeles, CA • 2010 - 2011
  • Food Safety

Reviews

Here are some happy customers.

Fantastic meal

The meal was FANTASTIC! We loved Chef Joey and will have him cook for us again. The BRAISED SHORT RIBS, BROILED POLENTA, SPRING SALAD and VENETIAN FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE were AMAZING! Thank you, Joey!

Sandy C

A+

A+++++ Great experience.

Scott C

Fabulous!

Joey did an amazing job. The food was fabulous and loved the presentation !! You can tell Joey loves what he is doing and it shows in the food he prepares for you and your guests. I highly recommend him. What a treat !!!

Elizabeth