Joe Sasto brought his pasta prowess and attention-to-detail to Lazy Bear (SF) and continued to honor Bay Area product and producers with great reverence. At both Quince and Lazy Bear, Sasto has been an integral member of the team, impacting the rise from one to three, and one to two Michelin stars, respectively. When not in the kitchen, he can be found foraging along the nearby coast, rolling out pasta “fatto-a-mano,” fine tuning his mustache, or sharpening his winning skills on such competition shows as; The Food Network’s “Chopped." Most recently, Joe relocated to Los Angeles focusing on fresh handmade pasta, with influences from coastal Italy and the bounty of California.Last August, Joe left his post at Cal Mare, in Beverly Hills, to pursue his personal goal of opening his own restaurant, and is currently traveling the country hosting private events, cannabis dinners and pop-up feasts.
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