June 24, 2020
By: Emily Mavrakis (Gainesville Sun)
...Joshua Joseph knew he wanted to be chef by the time he was in middle school.
“I’d be side by side with my mom cooking for special occasions like at Thanksgiving and Christmas,” he said. Joseph, 24, later joined the culinary arts program at his Fort Lauderdale high school before attending culinary school.
After culinary school at Johnson & Wales University, Joseph wanted a change in scenery. His brother had been living in Gainesville and knew a place where he might be able to get his foot in the door, spatula in hand.
Two years ago, he founded Chef JJ Creations, which hosts private dinners, caters events and offers meal prep and family meal services.
Joseph’s cuisine is Caribbean fusion, often bringing island flavor to well-known dishes. One fan favorite is his “Rasta pasta,” which includes jerk seafood seasoning with onions and peppers.