About Joe Sparatta
Joe was born into a family of chefs, and took up the craft at an early age. It was not until he began working at The Ryland Inn under Chef Craig Shelton that he truly found his passion. Joe received additional training with Chefs David Bouley, Eric Ripert, and Michael Laiskonis in New York City before joining Chef Scott Anderson to open elements in Princeton, NJ. In his latest project, Sparatta Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt, and local Richmond farmer Matt Gottwald to open Southbound.