HEAD COOK: Joe Arvin
COMPETITION: World Pasta Championship
QUALIFYING EVENT: World Pasta Championship
As a corporate Chef, Joe travels the Midwest region. In his field he administers cooking classes, food trend seminars, menu, and recipe development. Also, as a celebrity Chef on CBS’s Big Brother 14 reality T.V. show, Food Network’s Cut Throat Kitchen, and Season 3 of ABC’s The Taste where he was mentored by James Beard award winner, Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Chef Joe served up some of his loud and colorful style of cooking.
“My style is anything goes,” says Joe Arvin. On the CBS Network performing on the hit show BIG BROTHER, he was the Chef of the House and has also released his first cookbook MADLOVE COOKING!
At home he works developing unique recipes for all ventures of food, entertaining close friends, creating fun food ideas for the kids, teaching them how to cook. His personal favorite is demonstrating his plate presentation skills at food shows.
His interest in cooking developed in early childhood. At the age of 12, he was whipping up eggs and pancakes for his parents’ breakfast and as well known among friends and family for the “world’s best tacos.”
At the age of 22, Joe came face to face with destiny. He worked for a local caterer, The Pampered Chef, in Lexington, Kentucky. Chef/Owner David Larson was a winner of the James Beard Award, among other accomplishments. Working beside the talented Larson, Joe decided he would pursue the culinary arts as his long life career. Together they created some of the finest weddings held in state of Kentucky.
Chef Joe spent much of his time in various restaurants, hotels and catering facilities acquiring knowledge and learning the art of presentation before attending Baltimore International Culinary College, where he graduated in 1996. He then served an externship at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York, and at Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore, where he trained under Chef Holly Forbes
Joe has combined his professional culinary background with a strong flair for public relations and highly developed communication skills. “I use people’s eyes and palate as my canvas” says Joe.