Schooled at The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Shilling began his career in the city that never sleeps, New York City. Working at Windows of the World with Chef Herman Reiner and then to The Helmsley Palace Hotel with Maitre ‘d Cuisinier Andre Rene and on to The Ritz Carlton Hotel with a Chef trained by Augustes Escoffier with Chef Daniel Dunas, Chef Shilling got a strong quality beginning into the culinary world.
In an effort to gain even more experience, he went on to Atlantic City opening Harrah’s at Trump Plaza where he was working with the American Culinary Federation’s culinary team coach, Gaspar Stantic. Chef Joseph got his first taste of Philadelphia where he took on the position of Executive Chef and has continue his career as Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Director, Private Estate Chef, Culinary Educator, Culinary Director, Dean of Education and now he is the Chef / Owner of Your Personal Chef by Chef Joseph E. Shilling LLC.
Throughout his career Chef Joseph has won awards at culinary competitions, listed in Who’s Who and named Best Pick by Philadelphia Magazine for Personal Chef choice. Appearing frequently on television news stations, TV Food Network’s Personal Chefs, a few appearances on HGN, on CNN and even had his own cooking show on a local PBS station called “Get Fresh with the Chef” he has been featured in The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily News, Taste of Home, Gourmet and more.
Always striving to be the best he has shared his food styling with Madonna, President Carter, Prime Minister Margret Thatcher, King Hussien, Michael Jackson, Wonder Woman Linda Carter, Chef Bobby Flay and even as the Personal Chef to Boyz II Men to name a few. Chef Shilling has had the honor of cooking Thanksgiving Dinner at The James Beard House in New York City with the students from The Art Institute of New York City.
Sharing his knowledge Chef Joseph was a Chef Instructor at The Restaurant School then on the the Culinary Director at The Art Institute of Philadelphia School of Culinary Arts and back to New York City where he became the Dean of Education at The Art Institute Of New York City, which housed NYC’s largest culinary school. The Chef has also taught classes in the community where he was sold out every class.
Chef Shilling makes a real effort to give back and has supported the March of Dimes, Leukemia Society, The International Philadelphia Flower Show, American Diabetes Association, Cancer Society, Philabundance, Stop Hunger and Careers in Culinary Arts Program .
One day Chef woke up and decided it was time to do it alone and created Your Personal Chef by Chef Joseph E. Shilling LLC where he works as a Personal Chef, Customized Caterer, Hospitality Consultant and is the Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation Philly. As a Healthy Chef Shilling has been eating this nutrient rich way of life and has lost over 70 pounds, reduced his medications and feels great!
Ending 2013 and looking forward to the new year 2014, Chef Shilling has started a food consulting business Food Cost Expert LLC. A business dedicated to help restaurants, clubs, hotels and food services control the food cost, train the Chefs and staff and help make a better profit. Not just a business to Chef Shilling, but another way to give back to the industry he loves.
Even with all of this experience Chef Joseph E. Shilling believes that this is just the beginning of his culinary world as he plans on other ventures to come.