Josh Moore, Executive Chef and Partner at Volare restaurant knew that he wanted to be a chef as soon as he could reach his grandmother’s stove. Seven years later, at the age of fourteen, Josh was working in a professional kitchen. He started his professional career as the pastry assistant at Vincenzo’s Italian restaurant in downtown Louisville, KY.
He has been Executive Chef and Executive Pastry Chef (a rare combo) at Volare since 2006. Through hard work and dedication, he became a partner in 2008.
“I love Volare from top to bottom, the front-of-house staff, kitchen staff, food quality and quality of the guests make this the best place to work.” Chef Josh explains.
Chef Josh’s passion for food starts with the food itself. He has a 10-acre working farm where he harvests vegetables summer through fall and uses them at Volare.
“I love what I do for a living, I never wake up and say ‘I don’t want to cook today’ It’s awesome to love what you do and be excited about it.”
As the Lead Chef of the March of Dimes annual Signature Chef event since 2008, Josh has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. He has also cooked at the James Beard House in New York and is a regular on the show Secrets of Louisville Chefs.
“Louisville could not have a better group of chefs who are passionate about gastronomy and helping their community in many ways.
Josh is a Louisville native and father to three-year-old Gibson.