Josh started his culinary journey in Chicago at Le’ Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. After graduating, he moved to Asheville, NC and worked for the Biltmore Forest Country Club then moved on to Zambra Restaurant where he spent seven years helping transform it into an American contemporary small plate restaurant. Beyond food and restaurants Josh believes in community, locality, and our environment. He puts these into practice by reducing waste in his kitchens, supporting community causes, and cultivating relationships with local farmers.
Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.
This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.
Learn more about the vision and values that guide Chow Chow's work to celebrate and enrich the foodways of Southern Appalachia.