Chef Paul Joseph - Executive Chef
Chef Paul Joseph studied at the Culinary Arts Institute – Hudson County College and trained at the AAA Four Diamond rated Le Petit Chateau in Bernardsville, NJ. He began his career and honed his craft with tenure at the legendary Tavern on the Green and then served as Executive Chef/consultant at Sweet Basil in West Orange, NJ where he received three stars from Nancy Thorpe of The Record in 2001. He was also Executive Chef at Bobby Van's Steakhouse and most recently Chef de Cuisine at Le Rendez Vouz in Kenilworth, NJ under owner and Executive Chef Philippe Lièvre, who was awarded three stars by Pat Tanner of New Jersey Monthly and a 27/30 in food in the 2011-2012 Zagat New Jersey Restaurants.
Chef Paul infuses his Classical French training with great usage of organic grown produce and free-range meats, and sources his own sustainable ingredients from local farmers and vendors. With his philosophy in using no artificial products, simple reductions, natural jus and emulsions, he understands and respects the natural flavors of each ingredient that he uses to re-imagine FireBird's Russian classics and create his new interpretation of the menu.