Take It Personal Chef Service is the culmination of my experience over the last two decades as a professional chef, combined with my desire to serve food in the way that I remember my fondest memories of meals - around the dinner tables with friends and family.
Growing up on the rivers and lakes in rural western Kentucky, I first developed a connection with food through a lifestyle of hunting, fishing, farming, and most importantly- sharing food with family and friends.
After attending culinary school, I worked my way up through several kitchens, and established my career early on working as Executive Sous Chef for one of the nation's largest microbreweries in Louisville, KY. I eventually moved to Nashville, TN where I became Executive Chef of multiple restaurant & pub venues, catering private meals for music, sports, and film industry clientele.
In 2016, I moved with my wife and 3 children to Florida's Emerald Coast to permanently live in our favorite vacation paradise. I have always had a strong affinity for the coastal cuisine of this area, and have continued to love creating new and innovative concepts with the area's best ingredients.
People always ask me what my favorite food to cook is... The answer is whatever is freshest, whatever is most natural, and whatever brings people we love together.
- Chef Josh