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We think our sous chef, Joel is a great guy, so we sat down with him to ask him a few questions. Here’s what he had to say!

Joel Mastroeni - Sous ChefGables: Where did you grow up?

Joel: South Philadelphia

Gables: What was your favorite food as a kid?

Joel: Cheesesteaks!

Gables: How long have you worked in restaurants?

Joel: 10 years, on and off.

Gables: How often do you cook at home?

Joel: Usually 3 days a week.

Gables: What is your favorite comfort food?

Joel: Chicken cutlets with mashed potatoes and sweet corn.

Gables: What is your favorite wine?

Joel: Port

Gables: What do you do for fun?

Joel: Play video games!

Gables: What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Joel: Laundry!

Gables: As a kid, what did you do that got you in trouble?

Joel: I loved “Home Alone”, so I would set traps around the house trying to mimic what happened in the movie.

Gables: What is one of your favorite quotes?

Joel: “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” – Ernest Hemingway

Gables: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

Joel: I would love to be at the game when the Broad Street Bullies played Russia!

Gables: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Joel: Play guitar.

Gables: What would be your superhero name?

Joel: Eviscarator