About Joe Eats World

by Joe Morales

Joe eating at Portillo's


My name is Joe Morales. I’m originally from the Pacific Northwest, more specifically, Southwest Washington. Currently, I’m cooking for a Michelin Recommended restaurant in Chicago, Illinois (the first city I ever fell in love with).

I’ve lived in Northern California on a 60’ sailboat, traveled the Southwest in a Jeep without air conditioning, spent some time in Las Vegas, lived in a cabin on 56 acres in upstate New York, and I even lived in a Bluebird Wanderlodge motorhome traveling around the Midwest, New England, and Florida. Saying I love traveling is an understatement. You can usually find me traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico every year trying to eat all the tacos and hanging out poolside while trying to relax between bites.

Beyond all the travels, I thought I would settle down, grow up, and head back to school. I decided to get a degree in my second love, cooking. In 2015 I attended culinary school to obtain my Associate of Applied Science degree. After a lot of hard work and sacrifices, I received my degree in culinary arts, even being named Valedictorian (YAY!) and graduated the top of my class.

I started Joe Eats World in order to document my culinary journey and travel exploits.

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If you like watching and reading about crazy adventures and seeing some great food, you can follow along with me on my website Joe Eats World, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and subscribe to our free newsletter for travel and food updates.


I have had so many amazing and crazy experiences since leaving my hometown in 2008.  You can’t travel this world without meeting some interesting and memorable people on your journey; some of which will last a lifetime. I am looking forward to seeing more places, connecting with more people, and learning more about cooking.

Let’s talk more about travel, food, and drinks. You can connect with me on my Contact page or shoot me an email at joe@joeeatsworld.com.

Thanks for visiting and see you soon!