Born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Joey has always looked to make his mark on the restaurant scene of his hometown.
Joey was in on the opening team of the St. Regis hotel in Buckhead and later joined his now friend and mentor Kevin Gillespie at Woodfire Grill. Joey was later tasked with taking the reins of the groundbreaking restaurant, Gunshow, where he led the team of the nationally acclaimed restaurant for nearly 6 years. In 2018 Joey was invited to appear on Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” where he was indeed able to defeat celebrity Chef Bobby Flay.
Always looking ahead, Joey has embarked on his own journey and is bringing his visionary restaurant concepts Southern Belle & Georgia Boy to the Atlanta market in Summer of 2019.