Volare chef adds farming to his plate - and yours

Volare chef adds farming to his plate - and yours
Josh Moore (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Josh Moore (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Volare executive chef and co-owner Josh Moore never wanted to do anything else than be right in Louisville, living his passion.

"Always knew I wanted to be a chef, own my own restaurant. There was never any other career option for me," he said.

With a successful restaurant for the past 10 years in Clifton, he decided to expand his dream.

"If being a chef and restaurant owner was not bad enough, I chose to start farming, which adds a whole other element to the plate," said Moore.

Moore's farm in Taylorsville is literally adding to his plates.

"I can be from seed all the way to plate with the produce from beginning to end," he said.

Purchased around the same time as his restaurant, produce from his farm is now commonplace on Volare's tables.

"We started out as about a dozen tomato plants the first year and this past year we put out two acres of produce," said Moore. "Everything comes to Volare. I don't sell anywhere or do farmers markets. Everything we grow comes straight here."

When he transforms his harvest into the Northern Italian style Volare has become known for, that's when he sees the real magic of his dream.

Moore said, "I love making people happy. It's a hospitality industry. It's great to be able to put your heart into a dish and come out to the dining room and talk to guests and see how excited they are about it."

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