Chef Joshua James “J”Amonson
Bourbon & Bones Chophouse | Bar
His peers know him as Chef J while others appreciate him for the immense passion and pride he brings to Bourbon & Bones Chophouse & Bar. Executive Chef Joshua James Amonson understands how to engineer magic in the kitchen and boasts a 30-year track record of creating luxurious culinary experiences in Scottsdale. Part of the culinary team at Bourbon & Bones since its inception, Chef J also has served as executive chef of Preston’s Steakhouse in North Scottsdale, sous chef at Mastro’s, and award-winning chef at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa while supervising culinary projects for the Marriott corporation in the western region.
No matter the challenge, a steadfast excellence is at the core of Chef J’s style. A 1991 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Culinary School, he is an eight-year veteran with honors who served in seven locations across the globe.As a result, Chef J brings an elegantly diverse culinary palate matched with an affinity for streamlined operations in the kitchen.
He cites his mother and grandmother as pivotal influences in his culinary career. He values order, prestige and precision,which result in the pleasurable high-dining experience sought by discerning dining patrons. His skill and diverse talent are the foundation for a creative yet satiating menu that incorporates the finest ingredients.