Joseph Fontanals has 20 years of experience working in the Food & Beverage Hospitality sector. He began his career in Florham Park, NJ and has worked in the NYC Metro Area for most of those years.
During his time in New Jersey Chef Joe served as Executive Sous Chef for the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel and has also served in culinary leadership roles in New Jersey for White Beeches Golf and Country Club, and the Park Avenue Club. Joe’s NYC debut was in 2002 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers serving as the hotel’s Executive Chef.
Joe is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and serves as a College Professor with Hudson Community College providing instruction to students interested in pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts where he was honored as Instructor of the Year.
Joe is an active member of the Food & Beverage Association of America and was awarded the Food & Beverage President’s Award by the Association in 2009. Chef Joe is also a member of the Les Amis Escoffier Society of New York.
Joe is active in the community and has offered his expertise to assist the Children’s Aid Society of New York providing meals to residents of the Harlem Community during the holiday season, has offered his knowledge to the NYC Public Schools of Harlem working on a sustainability project, nutrition and healthy eating programs and has worked with the New Jersey City schools providing both practical and theoretical information about Culinary Arts to the students.
Joe has received numerous honors from the Sheraton New York and Starwood Hotels & Resorts including Manager of the Year in 2010, the Perfection Award in 2004 and the North American Sales Award by a non-sales Associate.