About Us

About the owners of Joseph's of Santa Fe. A culinary pub by Chef Joseph Wrede.


Joseph Wrede

Chef Joseph Wrede is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards, several DiRoNA Awards and has received both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast distinctions. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is a creation of Chef Wrede and his creative and business partners.  This is the third incarnation of Wrede’s original Joseph’s Table, conceived in Taos, New Mexico, not quite 20 years ago, for which he is well known and loved within the region and beyond. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is designed to be a platform for Chef Wrede’s unique and uncompromising vision on traditional and contemporary cuisine, both regional and international. Regarding the restaurant as a process much like theater, Wrede envisions the experience of dining in his restaurant as an interactive play between the pub and the public, with his sights aimed at rivaling high art.  Service is an art, décor is an art, food is indisputably an art, and Wrede wishes to accept nothing less than art on all levels. As part of his creative team, Cookie Venn and Kristin Bortles have invented and reinvented the present and past venues as stages for Wrede’s exceptional palate.  The dining experience begins the moment a person enters the restaurant, the interior of which is imbued with custom painted walls, a collection of antique copper, frescos and sculptures collected by Wrede’s family. The message one gets upon entering is that they are about to enjoy something wholly unique. Chef Wrede  welcomes all to come and partake in this exciting process, and come out of the experience fully nourished.