Culinary Arts Instructor
Born in Groton, CT Chef Joseph was raised in Champaign, IL where he attended private schools, participated in numerous athletics and was an only child of a single mother. It was her dedication as a parent and perseverance as a mentor mother, which helped Adam earn the Honor of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow, receive a Congressional Appointment to West Point, and develop a passion for good food.
Since that time Chef Joseph has done a number of things including working in the Champaign-Urbana public school systems 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 Dance Festival in the Berkshires, MA (’99-’04), a three month International Co-Op (Summer 2006) in Newport, South Wales at the Celtic Manor Hotel and Resort, and teaching culinary arts at the Michael Leven School of Sustainability and Hospitality.
Chef Joseph is currrently serving as a culinary instructor to both BASA and Sims.
Chef Joseph spends his free time volunteering within his community as a mentor and coach.
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