Chef, Owner

Joe Sparatta


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.

  • Rising Star of the Year - Washington DC, 2014
  • Chef of the Year 2015, 2018
    Elby Awards

Where I go out

At my venues