Adam Joseph

Born in Groton, CT Adam was raised in Champaign, IL where he attended private schools, participated in numerous athletics and was the only child of a single mother. Encouraged by his mother's dedication as parent and mentor, Adam earned the Honor of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow, received a Congressional Appointment to West Point, and developed a passion for good food.

Since that time Adam has done a number of other things including working in the Champaign-Urbana public school system as an Inclusion Aide ('93-'97), directing Y.M.C.A. summer camps ('94-'98), functioning as Head Chef during Summer Internships, at Jacob's Pillow International Dance Festival in the Berkshires, MA ('99-'04), and successfully completing a three month International Co-Op (Summer 2006) in Newport, South Wales at the Celtic Manor Hotel and Resort.

Adam currently serves as the Assistant Director at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI within the Culinary Events department which supports numerous activities including the Distinguished Visiting Chef's Program, continuing education training for, The Compass Group, Nation's Restaurant News, Marriott Hotels and many others. Adam received his B.S. degree in Foodservice Management from JWU in November, 2006, and recently a M.B.A. in Hospitality with a concentration in Event Leadership in May, 2009. Mr. Joseph is not only an integral part of the Culinary Events Department for Johnson and Wales University College of Culinary Arts, but is also a husband and proud father of two girls and a two year old baby boy.