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Joey Altman

Celebrity Chef

Chef Joey Altman hails from San Francisco and has been at the forefront of the Bay Area culinary scene for over ten years.

Cooking and show business both came early to Joey Altman. He grew up in a resort town in New York’s Catskill Mountains, where his mother worked at Grossinger’s Hotel, one of the top venues on the Borscht Belt entertainment circuit.
Mel Brooks, Bill Cosby, Lionel Hampton, and other entertainers were early inspirations, and Altman’s culinary skills were developed at a young age, by cooking at family parties and celebrations. By the time he was in high school, Altman was an aspiring magician (“Altman the Magnificent”), he was playing guitar in a local rock band, and was working as a short-order cook in a local diner.

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