Joshua Moore: Volare Italian Restaurant - Louisville Article

Chef Joshua Moore Volare Italian Restaurant

Joshua Moore: Volare Italian Restaurant

Aug 20, 2017

Josh Moore, Executive Chef and Partner at Volare Italian Ristorante knew that he wanted to be a chef as soon as he could reach his grandmother’s stove. Josh’s creativity and strong work ethic have helped establish his career. Chef Josh has cooked for Muhammad Ali, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Drea de Matteo, Micheal Imperioli, the Prince of Monaco and Coach Calipari and the entire 2012 UK Championship basketball team.

“I love what I do for a living, I never wake up and say ‘I don’t want to cook today’ it’s awesome to love what you do and be excited about it.”

How did you develop your love of cooking?

My love for cooking was developed at an early age by my grandmothers. My mom said even as a kindergartner I would change the television from cartoons to cooking shows. I was basically born with a love for cooking

How did you end up in or choose to work in Louisville?

I am a Louisville native born and raised. My first restaurant job in Louisville was at age 14, 24 years later here I am still...

What is your favorite thing about cooking?

I love the creativity I get to express and the excitement of the guest when they sample a dish

What is your favorite thing about Louisville?

I love how diverse and close knit the culinary scene is! Louisville is very lucky to have all the independent restaurants we have!

Your thoughts on the future of Louisville’s foodie scene?

The food scene here much like the city as a whole will continue to grow and flourish! I am excited to be part of it!

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