Hello! My name is Josh Charles, I am a  Private Chef based in St. Louis, Mo. I created this site to share my work and help everyone live a more fulfilling life.

I  got my start in the professional kitchen by attending Lecole Cullinaire in St. Louis, Mo. Working in the top kitchens in St. Louis  I got my first Sous Chef title at Prime 1000 Steakhouse before moving to Elaia+Olio and quickly becoming Chef de Cuisine. After Elaia + Olio I became Executive Chef at Element restaurant, where my small plate menu showcased the best ingredients from the Midwest. When my son was born I realized the restaurant industry was not a great field to be in when it came to being there for my family. I am currently looking for families across the metro area to be their one-two day a week private chef. In addition to throwing pop ups and running my blog.  I also happen to be some what of a fitness junkie that loves the thrill of pushing myself to the limit.