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Raised on a farm outside of Hamilton, New Zealand, Josh was passionae about food and cooking from a young age. After completing his Chef training at the Waikato Polytechnic, Josh moved overseas, and began working as a Chef de Partie at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London.
During Josh’s time at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, the restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars, making it the only three-star restaurant in London. In 2001, Josh went on to help Gordon Ramsay open Claridge’s, and 18 months later, reopened The Savoy alongside Chef Patron Marcus Wareing as Head Chef. In January 2004, The Savoy Grill won a Michelin star, its first since opening.
In late 2006, Josh moved to New York to oversee Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC and later opened Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood. Within 10 months, Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC was awarded two Michelin stars and later Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood one Michelin star.
Josh received exceptional reviews for his cooking in both the American and British press. In 2008 Josh was named a New York Rising Star Chef and appeared on Hell’s Kitchen USA as a guest judge and competed in the Food Network show “Chopped” — which he won. In 2010 Josh appeared on MasterChef Australia as a celebrity chef, and latered joining MasterChef New Zealand as a full time judge for five seasons.
In May 2012 Josh opened his first New Zealand restaurant Rata in Queenstown with business partner and highly regarded restaurateur, Fleur Caulton. Since then, the pair have gone on to open 6 restaurants across New Zealand’s North and South Islands.