Owner and Executive Chef Joseph’s passion and love for food began at a very young age. He began his culinary career at the age of 14 working in a local restaurant. He sought out formal training at the Culinary Arts Institute at Hudson Community College at 16; while still attending St. Joe’s Regional High School in Montvale,NJ. Studying under some of the most influential restaurateurs in the industry; Chef Joseph upheld the standards set forth by those who have taught him this craft. Chef Joseph worked for Drew Nieporent at Mia House Vietnamese Restaurant in Tribeca, NYC under the direction of then Sous Chef Spike Mendelsohn. Chef Joseph then continued his culinary career by working for companies such as Sterling Affairs Catering and BarCara under Chef Ryan Depersio. Chef Joseph has also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University. His view on food and this industry is one of quality, integrity and approachability.
“Food is not meant to be pretentious. Food is meant to enhance your senses, heighten your emotions, and transport you to places you have never been. We are dedicated to creating this experience simply by using the best ingredients, sharing our passion for food, continuing to hone in on our craft, artistry, and vision. We invite you into our world, our home, and our hearts for an exceptional culinary adventure.” -Chef Joseph Cuccia