Joe Nader

7 months ago

LUMINARY BIO

Joseph Nader is the Detroit Lions Executive Chef for Levy Restaurants. He oversees every aspect of food service in the 65,000 seat stadium, including 132 luxury suites, 5 mini restaurants, over 40 general concessions, The Hall of Legends Restaurant, The MGM Grand Tunnel Club and catering at Ford Field. He also oversees the culinary operation at the Lion’s training facility for the players and coaches. He specializes in contemporary global cuisine, infusing his menus with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. Joseph is a Detroit native, who was drawn to Ford Field to work with the beloved Lions of his childhood. Joseph began his informal culinary training as a child while spending summers cultivating vegetable gardens and cooking alongside his grandparents. His Lebanese and Italian heritage sparked his culinary imagination and has inspired his life’s work. Joseph is very active in the community, especially in regards to food justice. He has been a Chef instructor/volunteer for Cooking Matters, which is part of the No Kid Hungry campaign. He has been fortunate to testify before a United State House Committee on childhood nutrition and SNAP programs. He is also very active with The Detroit Lions Meet Up & Eat Up program which provides education and farmers market tours for students from Detroit Public Schools.

FUN FACTS

RELATED LUMINARIES

  • CEO, The Super Computing Challenge

    on creating STEM opportunities for girls

    WATCH
  • Doctor Skateboard

    on how to teach physics through skateboarding

    WATCH
  • CEO, Hope Enterprise Corporation and Hope Credit Union

    on unlocking potential through comprehensive solutions

    WATCH