Joel is a native Texan. He graduated from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas with a B.B.A in finance. Joel’s first job was in a Dallas area country club as a busboy at the age of 15. His love for the art of food service was born. After working his way through college in the food service industry, he embarked upon a three year classical French apprenticeship under Chef Marc Gauronc. Upon his completion of his culinary apprenticeship, he worked for various fine dining establishments before settling into the hotel sector with Omni Hotels. He also was a food consultant with the Dakota Group during this time.
In 2004, Joel began his career with RATIONAL Cooking Systems accepting the position of Executive Chef, Regional Sales Manager for the Texas Area. Over the last 13 years, he has held various positions within RATIONAL Cooking Systems from Key Accounts Manager to Sales Director. He currently holds the position of Sr. Application Chef where he leverages his experience and expertise to help larger accounts maximize their resources and educates industry partners, sales managers and end-users in combi-cooking technology.