"I was so taken by the combination of flavors and textures that I was almost in tears." Yvette Somekh, National Food Critic. This is just one of the many accolades that Joseph Ciminera has received in his illustrious career as a Chef. Joseph has a long list of recognition from previous appointments. His time working at numerous fine establishments such as Le Cirque, Les Celebrites, Le Petite Bijou and Carmines all helped to build a strong foundation for his work. His diverse talent has afforded him the opportunity to test his talent in a myriad of ways. One source is his multiple cooking shows;" Joseph plays with food", "Eat at Joe's" or "Taste This T.V.!" seen nationaly. His culinary medallions include, Certified Youngest Chef through the American Culinary Federation as well as having cooked for Presidents, Mayors, James Beard House, the Italian Culinary Federation and a legion of international food shows.
Ciminera's training started at the Five Star Five Diamond Hotel Venesia in Milan Italy, he tutelage under Master Chef Vincenzo Provino. He then went on to work with some of the nations top chefs including Daniel Boulud, Christian Doulevere, Pierre Manor, Mike Depirito and Jean Louis Pallidan.
He is the author of "In The Weeds: A Volume of Chef's Tale" published in 2003 and "Joseph Ciminera's New American Cooking: There are No Rules in Cooking" published in 2005.