From the beginning, Ohio-native Joshua Thomas has never been one to go with the flow. Despite what may be on trend, Thomas has always enjoyed the opportunity to create recipes and menus that he believes will provide his guests with the most satisfaction.
Thomas attended Miami University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance, believing a firm grasp on financial and accounting principles is critical to any business, especially in the restaurant industry. He then went on to earn his associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America where he gained the basis of his cuisine knowledge.
Thomas began his culinary career at three-star Michelin restaurant, Le Bernardin in New York City, where he established his culinary skills under world-renowned chef, Eric Ripert. Additionally, Thomas held the executive sous chef position at Devi NYC, where he and his team earned their own Michelin star. Thomas has also offered his expertise to several other reputable eateries including W Hotel, Everest and American Masala. In 2010, Thomas made the move to Austin where he ran his own Indian-inspired food truck the Chaat Shop until 2015. Thomas’ unmatchable experience and established artistry has made him a frontrunner in the food industry. Texas hospitality and approachable, thoughtful cuisine are at the heart of Green Pastures’ tradition and Thomas is keen on reflecting this at Mattie’s.
Thomas currently resides in South Austin with his wife Allison and two children. When he’s not busy in the kitchen, Thomas enjoys listening to music, learning about wine and experimenting with cocktails.