Chef Josie Smith Malave

Board Member

Chef Josie is a classically trained bohemian chef, global adventurist, TV and radio personality, entrepreneur, former women’s pro football player, social activist and lifestyle ambassador. She spent a decade rockin’ the New York City food scene, working under renowned chefs Wylie Dufresne, Jean-Georges Vongrichten, Caroline Fidanza, and Walter Hinds, to name a few. Chef Josie is also a culinary adventurer who has traveled the globe piercing the veins of each place she visits, trading stories, drinking the water, seeking the sounds, tasting the culture, admitting each new place transforms her. Chef Josie connects with people through her genuine smile, good food, and infectious laugh.
Chef Josie is the owner and operator of Bubbles & Pearls in Wilton Manors, as well as her new pop-up sandwich shop, Lady SNACKDADDY.
She is also a DJ who goes by the same name.