Chef Joshua Wahler: Chef de Cuisine, Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell

Joshua Wahler is Chef de Cuisine of Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell

What do you love most about Your City? 

Year-round fresh fish, bathing suits, and golf.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? 

Everything Bagels with whitefish spread, cream cheese, tomato and lox; AND Taylor Ham, bacon, egg & cheese on a sub roll from Toasted Bagelry & Deli in Brickell.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Packing snacks for my boys and getting them ready for school, and organizing my thoughts for the day.

10:00 AM – Checking in with breakfast and lunch staff, organizing daily projects, and scoping out the Dinner reservations for the evening.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Matsuri at Bird & Red – they have amazing lunch bento boxes with grilled nasu and chef’s selection of sashimi.

7:00 PM -  Either finishing up Happy Hour service and getting ready for the dinner rush, or finishing up my boy’s bath time.

11:00 PM – STILL AWAKE…closing out the day in the kitchen and gathering my thoughts for the following day. I’m a thinker.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? 

I recently got into making flavored cold brew coffee blends. I guess you can say I’m pretty cool. Only – a few cups throughout the day is highly enjoyable. However, my day begins with fresh orange juice sustained with spring water; and it ends with an IPA or glass of wine – one to enjoy, quality over quantity. 😊

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? 

ESPN app (GO NEW YORK GIANTS!), and social media is not really my thing.

What should everyone try at least once? 

Food: Uni; Life: driving over 100 mph.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? 

In the rough/forest on any golf course…because I can’t hit a damn ball straight!