With a trailblazing spirit and an adventurous palate, Chef Joshua Harmon has become a culinary force in Dallas, Texas. As a private chef, he proudly combines the distinct flavors of the South and Asia, curating a captivating dining experience. Constantly pushing boundaries and championing unique ingredients, Chef Joshua’s flair for fermenting foods is unparalleled, bringing forth a symphony of taste in each dish he creates.
Joshua has cooked for people like Heidi Klum, Leon Bridges, The Zombies, Erykah Badu, The designers of Carhartt, and many more.
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With a resolute passion for transcending culinary norms, Chef Joshua Harmon embarked on a journey of experimentation, blending the soulful essence of Southern cuisine with the rich tapestry of Asian flavors. As the vibrant city of Dallas became his culinary canvas, Chef Joshua endeavored to challenge the conventional dining scene by defying boundaries and charting a path of culinary evolution.
His culinary expedition began with Kitchen LTO, which later evolved into Junction Craft Kitchen. There, Chef Joshua fearlessly foraged local and high-quality ingredients, fermenting them into pickles, hot sauces, and other tantalizing delights. His dedication to cultivating unique flavors led him to master the art of fermenting koji, a fungus grown on rice that serves as a versatile foundation for a plethora of delectable creations.
His culinary repertoire boasts dishes like the Warm Potato Salad, expertly combining Okinawa and russet potatoes fried to perfection, embellished with garlic and scallion mayo, soy pickled egg, smoked kimchi, and fermented onions. This audacious culinary fusion showcases his prowess in harmonizing diverse flavors.
As Chef Joshua and his team continued to push the envelope, Chef Joshua underwent transformations, eventually embracing a partnership with Chef Misti Norris. Together, they breathed new life into his cooking concept, serving inspired fusion dishes that celebrate diverse cuisines from Acadian Lowcountry-themed delights to captivating gumbo.
In every dish he crafts, Chef Joshua Harmon encapsulates his adventurous spirit, creating a symphony of flavors that resonate with diners’ taste buds. As his culinary journey continues, this “Mad Scientist” in the kitchen will undoubtedly redefine the boundaries of gastronomy, leaving an indelible mark on the culinary landscape of Texas. His private chef services continue to garner acclaim, allowing fortunate diners to savor his inimitable fusion of Southern and Asian influences, a true testament to his culinary genius.
- Chef of the Year Award 2017 and Tastemaker Rising Star, Eater
- Named one of 17 chefs to look out for in the Country and 11 best chefs in Texas by Zagat
- Invited and won 1st place in ‘Restaurant Rivals’ on the FOOD NETWORK
- Street Night winner, Chefs for Farmers
FavouritesChef Joshua Harmon is celebrated for his culinary alchemy, masterfully fusing the flavors of the South and Asia to create innovative and unforgettable dishes. One of his proudest creations is the Polenta and Pork Spuntature, a symphony of tastes featuring a delightful blend of corn flour, chicken stock, and milk, harmoniously accompanied by garlic, red onion, thyme, rosemary, sage, and fennel seeds. The succulent pork mince and ribs, tenderly cooked with love, add an authentic touch. With a touch of chili and the richness of olive oil, celery, and carrots, this dish is a nostalgic reminder of Chef Joshua's beloved Grandma's culinary legacy.
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