Meet our Chef, Joseph Mosconi

These days, it’s so easy to talk about the main feature. The important thing to remember is to not forget about the man behind the curtain who makes the magic happen. We’re talking, of course, about our Executive Chef, Joseph Mosconi. 

Chef Mosconi utilizes his diverse repertoire of skills and refined culinary techniques to execute our menu of Novelle French delicacies, which showcases modern interpretations of time-honored classics alongside playful raw bar renditions.        

About the chef 

As a child, Mosconi’s parents encouraged him to prepare his own meals, which allowed him to get creative in the kitchen and discover his passion for culinary arts. Mosconi would gain early professional experience in the hospitality industry several years later while working front and back of house positions at restaurants throughout the city as a Las Vegas teen. 

In his first career move following high school, Mosconi took on the position of sous chef at refined Bay Area-style steakhouse Triple George Grill in 2006 before moving on to serve as executive sous chef at Hank’s Fine Steaks and Martinis. 

Over the next decade he would continue to explore new culinary styles while working at some of the Las Vegas’s strip’s premier dining destinations. Recognizing the city’s burgeoning chef-driven dining scene off the strip, Mosconi traded the bright lights for an executive chef position at beloved neighborhood concept DW Bistro in 2018, where he oversaw the menu of Jamaican and New Mexico-inspired fare before moving on to modern New American eatery Honey Salt, where he served as executive chef. 

Mosconi would eventually return to his roots in the Chicago area and assume the position of Executive Chef at Venteux, the swanky French brasserie and Champagne bar located within the landmark Carbide & Carbon building on the city’s iconic Magnificent Mile, in 2021. Here, he utilizes his diverse repertoire of skills and refined culinary techniques to execute the upscale restaurant’s inventive menu of Novelle French delicacies, which showcases modern interpretations of time-honored classics alongside playful raw bar renditions.   

A collaboration made in heaven

Chef Mosconi’s passion for culinary creations is the perfect partnership we need to match the passion we have for serving our guests. High level service goes hand in hand with high-level craftsmanship, and Chef Mosconi is always up for the task. 

About Venteux

Residing within Michigan Avenue’s famed Carbide & Carbon building is a stylish and modern French restaurant, serving classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion and precision by Executive Chef Joseph Mosconi, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle…

You’ll find all the iconic French cuisine – steak frites, whole roasted duck, oysters flown in from the coast daily – but also encounter unique flavors, get to know our take on escargot, and rethink your idea of classic French onion soup. Regardless of your preference for the tried and true classics or the element of surprise, every dish features only the freshest ingredients, and receives every ounce of our attention from the time we take and prepare your order, to the moment it’s served to you.

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