Friday, December 28, 2012

Relish Gastropub Introduces Our Chef, Josef Valoff

Relish Gastropub is excited to announce Josef Valoff as our Executive Chef. Josef most recently held the Sous Chef position at Noisette, working with the renowned Chef Tony Demes. His experience level is tremendous, particularly in the Portland market. Previous to Noisette, Josef’s work and vision shaped Serratto’s reputation as a beloved NW neighborhood restaurant when he was Executive Chef there. Josef’s talents have also contributed to Irving Street Kitchen and Bluehour.

Chef Josef cooks for the love of cooking.  In his own words, “Enjoying making food is what makes food taste better.” He’s excited to be part of the Sellwood/Moreland Neighborhood.  “The type of restaurant we are creating couldn’t exist in downtown and succeed at the prices we will be offering. I enjoy making fine dining food, but in the end that’s not my dream.  My dream is to make casual, really good, affordable food. Our dining room will be very comfortable, yet not laden with overhead such as tablecloths, fine silverware or expensive china, but we’re going to make really delicious food. We will foster an environment to create regulars by high quality, comfort and affordability, which is what everyone comes to expect from a great neighborhood spot.”

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