Joe Sasto dove head-first into the restaurant industry by mentoring under some of the Bay Area’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. Sasto went on to work under new Executive Chef Adam Sobel, with whom he launched a winning streak at Cochon 555 competitions, culminating in the top prize at Aspen’s Food & Wine Classic in June of 2013
When not in the kitchen, he can be found foraging along the nearby coast, rolling out pasta “fatto-a-mano,” fine-tuning his mustache, or sharpening his winning skills on such competition shows as; The Food Network’s Chopped. Joe finished in the top 3 of Bravo's Top Chef - Season 15. And was invited back to compete on Top Chef Season 17 - All Stars.
Chef Joe started virtually teaching both public and private livestream pasta lessons weekly, consulting with brands, curating content and developing recipes, all while garnering a strong social media following. Recently, he launched his limited production and highly coveted focaccia popup Luna Focacceria, a high-end customizable pasta and pizza tool line with well-known knife maker and blacksmith Doghouse Forge, and is currently working on his first cookbook