Joshua took his first steps into his journey to becoming a culinarian while still in high school. Although he was juggling the busy life of a teenager, he was drawn into his friends’ family restaurant, and began working there part time. Josh quickly realized that the kitchen was where both success and failure could evolve into greater things if you work hard dedicate yourself; which was something that deeply resonated with him. Josh continued his pursuit by working on the line at a bar and grill and soon progressed to more refined destinations such as country clubs, fine dining restaurants, upscale casual, and healthcare facilities; and taking pieces from each experience, he was able to hone his skills, and discover what it takes to be successful. Now, after earning his culinary degree from the Art Institute of Cincinnati, achieving a four star Forbes rating, and winning multiple culinary competitions, he is ready to implement his talents through cooking classes and the menu, here, at Architectural Justice Gallery and Café. When he’s not cooking for guests or family, Josh, a.k.a “Chef Shug” enjoys all things Superman, working out, eating, and spending time with family and friends; especially his ray of sunshine, Gemma, his puppy.