Born: Rocky Mount, NC Favorite Recipe: Vietnamese Spring Roll with Spicy Peanut Sauce Time In: 2004 Joseph is a Carolina native and spent his educational years taking several classes in art and design. He is a self taught designer and continuously researches and educates himself on the latest trends and styles. Joseph started his design career as a visual designer for Pier One Imports and moved on to work for Fallon's Florist, and other local florists. At Catering Works Joseph as participated in the NACE Top of the Table design competition winning “Best in Category” 3 years in a row as well as The Toast of the Triangle (Tammy Lynn Foundation), designing the Catering Works presentation 4 years and taking home a best presentation award in 2006 and 2008. Joseph is extremely innovative, and is able to produce incredible designs with the smallest pieces of inspiration; a color or company logo for instance, evolves into a fresh creation that can quickly steal the stage at the event. He prides himself on resourcefulness, finding unusual containers and methods of display is his specialty. He continually studies the latest trends and enjoys a challenge. Joseph has a strong passion for his work and has been responsible for Catering Works favorable reputation in quality and affordable floral designs.