You donâ€™t have to be a Food Network fan to see that cooking is an art enjoyed by the manliest of men. Just take a look at Josh Moore. Volareâ€™s executive chef.
He can whip up a decadent order of tiramisu or a flourless chocolate torte.
He tends to a 10-acre working garden.
He has a heart for kids and has been the lead chef of the March of Dimes annual Signature Chef event since 2008.
And he has a serious set of guns (the muscle kind) and plenty of stellar ink.
There are plenty more reasons why weâ€™ve pegged him one of our cityâ€™s manliest chefs. Here, he shares a few.
How did you feel after?
You have some pretty stellar ink.
My tattoos are by Jay Fish of Acme Ink. The chef ones mean the most. I got the four stars when we (Volare) got our first 4-star write up back in 2009. We chefs are artists with food and weâ€™re all very passionate about life. (Tattoos) kind of fit in.
Even though you have a 10-acre farm that you tend to and use the produce in your restaurant?
Scared. To. Death. On one hand, I go to the gym five days a week. On the other hand, I exfoliate two times a day. I use Arbonne. And Iâ€™m afraid of bugs.
But you have tattoos.
I do have tattoos. (Smiles.)