After attending Eton and Oxford University, Joe embarked upon his culinary career. He first attended Leith’s School of Food and Wine in 2001, only deciding afterwards to make cooking his profession. Roles at Carluccio’s, The Savoy Grill and Chez Bruce followed, along with a spell in Sydney working at Neil Perry’s Rockpool.
Joe opened Medlar with his business partner David O’Connor in April 2011, with the aim of providing fantastic seasonal food in a relaxed environment. Since then the restaurant has gone on to receive glowing reviews and win numerous awards, including one Michelin Star, 3 AA Rosettes and AA London restaurant of the year 2013-14.