Chef Jozef Youssef is the founder of Kitchen Theory, a gastronomy experience design studio, in which he and his team host the award winning Gastrophysics Chef's Table - London's most multisensory and immersive dining experience. Prior to pursuing his passion for a more experimental form of gastronomy Jozef had worked his way up some of the London’s top Michelin starred restaurants. For almost 10 years Jozef has worked with the head of Oxford University’s Cross Modal Department, Professor Charles Spence to understand and research the field of gastrophysics – gastronomy + psychophysics - the understanding of how our senses alter our perceptions of flavour and taste. Jozef is amongst the most established practitioners to specialise in applying the research in this fascinating emerging field, curating experimental dining and bespoke corporate experiences. At the heart of Kitchen Theory's mission is impact research projects, in particular; exploring how the science can be used to encourage healthier or more enjoyable eating experiences for those most vulnerable in society – i.e. children, elderly, hospital patients.
Jozef is a regular public speaker; speaking at talks, conferences and workshops across the hospitality, innovation, luxury and design fields. He is a TEDx speaker and has been featured on documentaries, televised interviews and radio interviews.