Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Joshua discovered his passion for food from reading cookbooks in high school. His culinary career began in a Mexican restaurant at age 19, where he worked various positions to garner a firm understanding of the inner workings of the restaurant industry. After realizing his passion for the culinary arts, Joshua attended culinary school and went on to gain experience at a variety of restaurants, including Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis and Local in Dallas. Joshua continued his culinary career in Dallas where he joined Stephan Pyles and Samar by Stephan Pyles as Line Cook and Sous Chef. His talents led him back to Oklahoma where he became the Chef de Cuisine at The Coach House restaurant and, most recently, General Manager and Executive Chef at Divine Swine. He recently relocated to Dallas with his wife and three daughters, where he is working at FT 33.
The Latest from Joshua
Thanksgiving Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 3: It's Team Tom vs. Team Emeril in the quest for a turkey triumph.
Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse
Ep 3: Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse take to the kitchen to lead teams in an epic Thanksgiving battle.
A Blast from Canlis Restuarant's Past
Ep 4: The chefs go back in time as they’re tasked with re-creating an original 1950s menu from one of the best restaurants in the country.
A Shock at the Space Needle
Ep 2: Alums CJ Jacobson, Josie Smith-Malave, and Stefan Richter return to the competition.
Space Needle Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 2: The chefs cook Seattle's finest for Tom Douglas.
Soups and Salads and and Omelets, Oh My! - Rate the Plate
Ep 1: Twenty-one cheftestants get whittled down to 15 by Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson.
'Top Chef: Seattle' Premiere
Ep 1: 21 chefs compete for the chance to move on to Seattle.