Chef Josie is a classically trained bohemian chef, global adventurist, TV and radio personality, entrepreneurial freedom fighter, former women’s pro football player, social activist and soulful lifestyle ambassador.
She has spent the past decade rockin’ the New York City food scene, working under renowned chefs Wylie Dufresne, Jean-Georges Vongrichten, Caroline Fidanza and Walter Hinds, to name a few. Her ability to perfectly balance the soulfulness of different cultures and cuisines with impressive techniques and authenticity you can taste has earned her the title of ”The Global Soul Chef” by COLOR MAGAZINE. You can find her bigger than life personality on this tenth season of the breakaway Emmy award winning hit show TOP CHEF. She has returned to the competition with new energy and focus, determined to win! You don’t want miss the passion she brings to the big screen, every wednesday night on Bravo TV 10/9c.
As a culinary adventurer, Josie continues to travel the globe tapping into the veins of each place she visits. She is trading stories with each culture, digging past the surface and keeping it “REAL” as she explores new ways to share our differences. Josie truly connects with “the people”. Her genuine smile, good food and infectious laugh warm the hearts of everyone she meets. This outspoken chef leads the movement by defining the “SOUL” in a culture through food and music.”there is definitely an exchange in every place I visit. A little piece of me and a little piece of them.Our differences are beautiful and their lands, inspiring.”
Josie is determined to take you deep, beyond the surface and put your finger on the pulse. A natural place for this South Florida native who claims her hometown is responsible for provoking the global flavors featured in many of her dishes. Chef Josie’s Global Soul Kitchen is more than just food-Its a lifestyle!
Josie’s current projects include a music driven cooking show, a condiment line of spices, marinades and rubs, “a baker take out concept”, the Global Soul Corner POP UP series, GLOBAL SOUL WORLD INITIATIVE, and finally a popsicle company (Queen of Pops) out of San Francisco.
“My mission is to change the world one city at a time, bringing as many cultures to the table to celebrate our differences, enrich people’s lives, feed the hungry and wash away hate and ignorance in ALL FORMS! Eat Well. and Live Happy” -Chef Josie