Appointed Executive Chef
At JW Marriott Houston Downtown – TX, USA
Houston-based Pearl Hospitality today announced Josh Mouzakes as the new Executive Chef at the historic JW Marriott Houston Downtown, located at 806 Main. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the luxury hotel’s food and beverage offerings, including Main Kitchen Restaurant, 806 Lounge and catering.
Chef Mouzakes began his culinary journey at 13 years old on Long Island, and five years later at the age of 18, he officially began his career at The French Laundry, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant which continues to be touted as one of the finest restaurants in the world. He continued to train under some of the leading French-trained chefs in the world including Guy Reuge at New York’s Mirabelle Restaurant in The Three Village Inn as well as Joël Robuchon at his restaurant in the MGM Grand Las Vegas. He most recently served for three years as Chef de Cuisine for Fine Dining and Executive Banquet Chef at San Diego’s historic Hotel del Coronado, where he successfully helped manage the hotel’s entire culinary team.
Mouzakes plans include reinventing Texas favorite recipes, incorporating modern cooking techniques and creating new seasonal and off-menu dinners. The Main Kitchen at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown continues to be a go-to spot for downtown culinary experiences, including interactive cooking and cocktail demonstrations, meet and greets with Houston farmers and tastings with renowned winemakers. Along with making his mark, Chef Josh continue to drive the restaurant’s success into its next culinary phase.
Mouzakes is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University, one of the nation’s top culinary programs.