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Joe Friday

With Toronto’s top-rated burger under his belt, Joe Friday’s culinary adventures continue with Gusto TV’s BLITZ! and Gusto TV Studios Presents: The Lineup.

Chef Joe Friday was born in North Carolina and raised in Okinawa, Japan. Joe graduated top of his class in Restaurant Management from The Culinary Institute of America in New York and then started his culinary career at the age of 20, as one of ten worldwide individuals invited to train at Walt Disney World’s culinary program. He showcased his talents globally, working with culinary luminaries, such as Thomas Keller at French Laundry and serving as a Saucier at Nobu in Honolulu. Joe furthered his career as the Executive Sous Chef at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. He staged around Europe, Asia, and the US before heading to Toronto to be part of the opening team for Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini’s new venture, Luma at TIFF Bell Lightbox. After this, Joe went on to bring his love for Hawaiian Cuisine to Toronto and opened as part owner and chef of the popular poke restaurant, Calii Love. He is also the founder of The Chef Collective, which is a chef-driven organization committed to supporting local and worldwide chefs by providing them with a platform to showcase their talents through Chef Battles. With Toronto’s top-rated burger under his belt, Joe’s culinary adventures continue, with exciting new projects on the horizon. Check him out on Gusto TV’s BLITZ! and Gusto TV Studios Presents: The Lineup.


See Joe Friday in these shows

The Lineup

The Lineup will contain mini-acts of three other shows: Corktales – captivating bar tales and craveable drinks; Food News – a fun and comedic roundup of food-centric happenings; and Cheeseburgers of the World – a showcase for globally-inspired cheeseburger creations.

Gusto TV Studios Presents

Gusto TV Studios Presents is an anthology consisting of five separate but related shows in which a variety of hosts showcase their talent, passion, and creativity through different applications of culinary, beauty, and wellness techniques.


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