Josh Graves started his career at CSCA in Pasadena, graduating with a degree in culinary arts in 2006. From there, he received his first formal fine dining training with David Meyers at Boule as well as Manis on Fairfax, where he found his calling for breads and pastry.
In 2011, Josh opened Ray’s and Stark Bar as Pastry Chef alongside Chef Kris Morningstar. His hard work and creativity helped earn Ray’s and Stark Bar recognition by Esquire magazine as one of 2011’s best new restaurants. Josh’s star continued to rise, with a best new pastry chef award in 2012 for Angeleno Magazine, as well as being honored as one of Zagat’s 30 under 30 for the same year.
Josh took a hiatus as an executive pastry chef to pursue music with his wife, singer-songwriter Gabrielle Graves. During his hiatus, he helped open Faith and Flower as the in house bread-baker. Josh took charge of the pastry department in early 2015.