San Francisco Restaurant Guide – Meet Chef Joe
Chef Joe, a native of San Francisco, has cooked all around the Bay Area and brings the flavors of his experiences to the Grand Hyatt San Francisco as Chef de Cuisine of OneUP Restaurant & Lounge.
Grew up in the kitchen watching his mom, grandmother and aunties cook, Chef Joe was inspired by his parents early on and immediately found his passion in cooking. “The Great Chefs” series, Yan Can Cook, Jacque Pepin and Julia Child are some of his all-time favorite cooking shows. While he was attending the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, he worked his way through from food runner to Executive Chef at Le Colonial Restaurant within 8 years. Chef Joe got his opportunity to start an Asian Fusion Restaurant project with O3 Bistro and Lounge and after a year and a half later; he is ready to take on the new challenge as Chef de Cuisine of OneUP. With his culinary background and creative cooking style, Chef Joe is looking forward to creating memorable dishes using the amazing products of the San Francisco Bay area.