Joe Peroney’s culinary career began in 2007 after Sony Electronics outsourced all the positions in his division. Given the chance to pick a new route in life, Joe followed his passion for fine dining and international cuisine. He began his studies in the Culinary Arts program at Westmoreland County Community College. Upon graduating college, he accepted a position at The Greenbrier Resort, in West Virginia, where he would spend the next six years. During his time there, Joe graduated at the top of his three-year culinary apprenticeship class. He was then promoted to sous chef and later to chef de cuisine at The Greenbrier, where he oversaw multiple dining outlets over the property. In 2016, Joe moved to Leesburg, Virginia to open Roots 657, where he would later take on the position of research and development chef at both Roots 657 and the RC Culinary Lab. In February 2020, Joe traveled to Stuttgart, Germany to represent the USA as a member of the ACF Culinary Team USA in the 25th Annual IKA Culinary Olympics. The team earned a gold medal in the Cold Food Salon category and ranked third overall in the world. Joe also received a bronze medal for the individual culinary artistry competition at the same event.