Chef Joe Truex
Chef Joe Truex grew up in the small town of Mansura, Louisiana, attended Louisiana State University, and began his culinary training in New Orleans at Fairmont Hotel in 1986. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in New York (class of ’89), he worked at the original Le Cirque under Chef Daniel Boulud, and continued his training overseas in Basel, Switzerland and back in the states in Las Vegas and New York City. Chef Joe Truex was most recently Chef at the prominent Atlanta restaurant Repast.
Chef Truex says “after exploring many different influences on food, cooking at Watershed feels like coming home.” Watershed’s owner Emily Saliers is enthusiastic about what Chef Truex brings to Watershed. “Chef Truex is a brilliant Chef who truly understands the Southern food culture. He shares our commitment to seasonal, local and sustainably sourced ingredients and creates an exciting menu based on those principles. We are thrilled to have Chef Truex at the helm of the Watershed kitchen.”