Born and raised in Napa Valley Josh Mitchell studied at the Culinary Institute of America Greystone (CIA) and continues to build his career in the area. Josh has worked in some of the most prominent hospitality venues in the area including: Auberge du Soleil, Meadowood, Carneros Inn, Bistro Jeanty, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, SolBar and JoLe.
Josh’s enthusiasm for food began at a young age. Josh was born into a family with a long history of farming. Growing up farming was not only a necessity but a passion. Josh continues to farm today and his love for the land and animals continues to grow. Josh’s admiration for the relationship between the land and animals has led to the raising of heritage pigs. Napa Valley Heritage Catering prides itself on using locally grown foods, from the pigs raised by Josh, to vegetables harvested at local farms.
Our menus are created to enhance the flavor and subtle nuances from carefully selected produce and proteins. Having experiences in many hospitality venues. Josh has been able to observe not only the importance of using quality products but also the importance of the relationships made with the people providing the product.
Over the years we have established valuable relationships with local purveyors, farmers and hospitality partners. Nurturing and maintaining these relationships and the relationship with our community is a mission.
“The biggest influences in my journey with food have been my Grandfather and my mother. My Grandfather was a pediatrician and pistachio farmer and my mother is a wine maker. My grandfather instilled in me the importance of taking care of others and my mother continues to expand on my knowledge of wines. My desire to take care of others combined with my enthusiasm for food and drink have created a perfect balance of life, wine and food.”