Joe Flores’ career in restaurants started as a dishwasher at age 17 and from there, he quickly excelled to his first sous chef job by age 20. He later honed his Executive Chef and leadership skills working for PF Chang’s. After eight years, Joe sought new challenges and went on to help open Wright & Company, before having the opportunity to head to Chicago and work for one of America’s most celebrated restaurants, Alinea. He completed two years of apprenticeship and moved back to Detroit to assist his friend George Azar in opening Flowers of Vietnam. In the spring of 2017, The Peterboro was able to bring him aboard as Executive Chef. Down the road, Joe hopes to continue expanding his culinary knowledge and find ways to help educate today’s youth about growing food as well as the proper methods to prepare it.