About Joe Sasto
As Executive Sous Chef at Lazy Bear, Sasto maintained his strong, cultivated relationships with local farmers and is passionate about showcasing their work on the plate. Working with Chef David Barzelay, Sasto brought his pasta prowess and attention-to-detail to Lazy Bear and continued to honor Bay Area product and producers with great reverence. At both Quince and Lazy Bear, Sasto has been an integral member of the team, impacting the rise from one to three, and one to two Michelin stars, respectively. When not in the kitchen, he can be found foraging along the nearby coast, rolling out pasta “fatto-a-mano,” fine tuning his moustache, or sharpening his winning skills on such competition shows as; The Food Network’s “Chopped." This past summer, Joe finished in the top 3 of Bravo's "Top Chef - Season 15." Most recently, Joe took the helm as the executive chef of Adam Sobel’s new Beverly Hills restaurant, Cal Mare; focusing on fresh handmade pasta, and influences from coastal Italy. Joe is currently unaffiliated and preparing to launch his own project.