Joseph Conrad is the Executive Chef at Oak Steakhouse in Alexandria, Virginia. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Joseph has been in the restaurant industry since he was 16 years old. He earned his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, California. He has an extensive resume in the industry, including five years with the Michael Mina Group at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C. as the Executive Sous Chef and Bourbon Steak Los Angeles as the Opening Executive Chef, as well as Crush in Seattle and later RN74, where he was the Chef de Cuisine. Most recently, he was the Executive Sous Chef at The Lafayette, the four-star restaurant in the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. Joseph joined the opening team at Oak Steakhouse, Alexandria in April of 2019, bringing years of experience in both restaurant and hotel management. Joseph prides himself on utilizing unique techniques in his cooking and embracing what he has learned from other culinarians to drive his personal growth. He strives to have a seamless working relationship between the front and back of house operations, to provide each guest an unparalleled dining experience. Joseph currently lives in Montclair, Virginia with his wife and six-year-old twin boys. When he’s not creating the perfect dish for his guests, he enjoys working on cars, traveling, and spending time with family.