Behind every great meal is a great Chef. At the Turning Stone's Tin Rooster at Exit 33,  it's Chef Joseph, who's not only a great Chef, but an even better person.

Chef Joseph's love of cooking came from his grandfather. 'He was a cook in World War II. He gave me that love of cooking and creating food for somebody and seeing the happiness on their face when they ate it.'

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It's hard to believe this is Chef Joseph's first time cooking BBQ. 'I'm a fine dining chef. I was in New York City for 11 years. I worked in San Juan and actually came here from the St Regis hotel in Aspen, Colorado. This is my first shot at BBQ. They asked and I said 'why not.'  Cooking is cooking.'

The staff at Tin Rooster is as good as the food and it's because it's more like a family. 'It's a respect thing. A Hello and goodbye goes a long way.'

Chef Joseph not only cares about his staff's personal life, he care about their ideas and creativity in the kitchen. 'Otherwise they're just robots. I don't want a robot. I want to build somebody who can take my position. Without letting them have some creative freedom, have a voice and an opinion, he's never going to be able to grow. You have to keep growing and strive for more.'

If I didn't already love my job and the people I work with, I'd consider becoming a chef at Tin Rooster where its all about family, teamwork, great food and respect.  All the ingredients needed for a great restaurant.

Tin Rooster serves up fresh, southern BBQ Wednesday through Sunday and has live country music every weekend. See the full Tin Rooster Menu.

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