As the Executive Chef of Chicken+Beer, Chef Josh Lee leads daily operations of the culinary team and ensures that each dish on the menu reflects the elevated, soulful take on Southern food that Chicken+Beer is known for. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Lee, discovered his calling to the food world from growing up with a mother and grandmother who taught him all they know about delicious Southern cooking. It was his first job as a part-time server that showed him his passion for the industry, and he very quick began to explore every element of the restaurant, working in every aspect from the kitchen to the bar. He went on to gain experience in kitchens and management positions from sports bars to multi-million dollar arenas to Atlanta favorites such as Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand before joining Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery as Executive Chef, where he brought his well-rounded experience and industry knowledge to the forefront. Chef Josh’s creativity, ability to develop flavorful and satisfying cuisine, and his quest for guest satisfaction made him an indispensable asset to Max Lagers and helped him take second place in the Taste of Atlanta food festival competition. In the summer of 2018, he joined the culinary team at Chicken+Beer as Executive Chef and has led the team success and acclaim from press such as Eater, V-103 and Creative Loafing.