by Joe Morales

Joe eating at Portillo'sThanks for stopping by Joe Eats World!

My name is Joe Morales. I am a blogger, chef, world traveler, and overall wanderer. Joe Eats World is a blog about a journey of discovery as I explore my love of cooking and traveling.  I think I have always been in love with cooking but never really thought I could chase my dream and pursue my passion until recently.  Life has a funny way of getting in the way of our dreams. After thinking about it for a very, VERY long time and running out of excuses, I just did it!  I jumped ship and enrolled myself in The Chef’s Academy culinary school. I was scared out of my mind and filled with self-doubt, but I didn’t let that fear stop me.  Taking one day at a time, I just focused on learning as much as I could.

After a lot of hard work and sacrifices, I received my Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts, even being named Valedictorian.


I traveled across most of the United States by plane, train, Jeep, and even aboard a vintage Bluebird Wanderlodge motorhome. I even did a 3.5-year stint living on a 60-foot sailboat never having sailed before in my life.


I have even written about food and travel which can be found in The Eagle newspaper published in Indianapolis and Gaycation Magazine.  Right now, I’m working away in a fine dining kitchen and in my spare time, I work on developing recipes, doing test kitchen projects, and perfecting dishes.


I tend to have an eclectic cooking background that ranges from Upscale Casual to Fine Dining. In addition to being a passionate foodie, I love to travel.  It’s exciting to meet new people and learning about food and culture from a local perspective in various parts of the world.


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 the friends that I made will last a lifetime.  I don’t know what’s around the next corner, but I do know I am looking forward to seeing more places, connecting with more people and living my life to the fullest.

Come join me as I explore the world and we can talk about travel, food and drinks. You can connect with me on my Contact page. I look forward to meeting!

Thanks for visiting and see you soon.