Chef Joey
Chef Joey


Chef Joey

Le Cordon Bleu alumnus who draws on his Italian heritage for authentic, innovative cooking.

Informed by the Italian principle of “L'Arte D’Arrangiarsi”, the art of creating something from nothing, Chef Joey works magic with so little.

Less is so much more for this inventive chef. An alumnus of the Los Angeles branch of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, Chef Joey graduated with honors. It was an experience that really taught him how to infuse his own creativity into the most complicated recipes.

Italian on both sides of his family, he travels to Italy each year to expand his understanding of Italian cooking.

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Chef Joey

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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.

Chef Joey 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, he has Italian heritage on both his mother & fathers paternal sides. With family ties to Taormina & Messina, Sicily, as well as Torino & Trieste far in the north, & family scattered elsewhere, as well as friends who may as well be family in Rome.

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

Each year Chef Joey returns to Italy to visit with friends and family. While abroad he learns new skills, techniques, & dishes, in addition to bringing back inspiration that he then passes onto his clients.

Chef Joey
Career Highlights

Private Clients
Private Chef • Los Angeles, CA • May 2011 - present

Le Cordon Bleu

Los Angeles, CA • 2010 - 2011

Food Safety

Notable Clientele

Donatella Versace • Paul Marciano • Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jessie Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita • Scott Cutler
Galit Laibow • Sarah Michelle Gellar
Deanna & Kenny Gravillis

Disney ABC • Equinox Gyms • Twitter, LA


Here is what they said about the Chef.

Professionalism, friendliness, and initiative

The event was amazing. I've had Chef Joey do some catering for me years ago so I knew the food would be delicious (and it was!). I was blown away by the staff. Their professionalism, friendliness, and initiative were exceptional. Everything was as smooth as it could possibly go.

Donna L.

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Chef Joey
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