Joe Kindred

Kindred | Davidson, NC
Hello, Sailor | Cornelius, NC

Joe is the chef/owner of Kindred in Davidson, NC, and Hello, Sailor in Cornelius, NC, with his wife, Katy Kindred.

After attending Johnson and Wales in Charleston, Joe became the first intern for Nobles in Charlotte before moving to Chicago for the next chapter and challenge. His tenure in Chicago saw stints at Tru, one sixtyblue and The Pump Room, where he met Katy. Before the couple got married, opening a restaurant had always been a dream of theirs.

They moved to San Francisco together, where Joe worked at acclaimed restaurant Delfina under Craig Stoll. Out of a desire to move closer to family, the Kindreds uprooted back to North Carolina, where he was hired again by Jim Noble to be the chef for Rooster’s Uptown and lead culinary manager for Noble’s four restaurants. Joe and Katy then opened their own restaurant, Kindred, housed in one of Davidson’s most historic downtown buildings, followed two years later by Hello, Sailor, at a Lake Norman location that Joe frequented as a child.

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For TerraVita 2019, Joe is participating in the East Meets West dinner on 10/16.