executive chef

Dwayne Joseph

My name is Dwayne Joseph and I’m an Executive Chef.

I live in Oakland, California.

My favorite thing about being a chef is that you get to learn, and can continue to learn new things every day from everyone around you.

A tip to follow is to make sure you have enough salt in your water when blanching vegetables.

Bucatini is my favorite pasta shape.

If I could only have one dessert for the rest of my life, it would be a treacle sponge with creme Anglaise. It takes me back to my childhood. I had this a lot.

Kinder Buenos is my guilty pleasure.

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A kitchen tool I can’t live without is the Vita-Prep.

When I’m not cooking, I’m spending time with my wife and 3 children.

The highlight of my career is being sent to America by the Fifteen Foundation. I owe a huge thank you to Jamie Oliver and everyone who worked there. They changed my life. 

As a kid, I wanted to be a football player. Real football, not American football.

My first food memory is of my mum's spaghetti in the oven. That’s what we called it, but basically, Spaghetti Amatriciana.

Duck fat is my favorite ingredient.