Affectionately known as "Capon," Chef Josh Capon began his culinary journey when he was discovered by Charlie Palmer. He honed his skills at Aureole and the Lenox Room before working for David Burke at Park Avenue Cafe and traveling throughout Europe.
After a stint at St. Regis Hotel's Astor Court as sous chef under Gray Kunz, he took over as Executive Chef at Matthew's, followed by Alva, and later took on the role of Executive Chef at Canteen in SoHo. He went on to open several successful restaurants, including Lure Fish Bar, Burger & Barrel Winepub, El Toro Blanco and Bowery Meat Company with Mercer Street Hospitality Group.
Capon's latest venture is the hospitality portfolio VCR Group, which he co-founded with David Rodolitz, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Conor Hanlon in 2021.Book for Appearances or Events
Chef Capon is a 7-time champion of NYC & South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash. He's a sought-after chef and entertainer who has appeared on popular TV shows such as Beat Bobby Flay on The Food Network, Rachael Ray, CBS Early Show, The Chew, TODAY, and Good Morning America, as well as hosting his own show, Frankenfood, on SPIKE TV.
Chef Capon supports various charities, including Wellness in School's program, Cookies for Kids' Cancer, and Alex's Lemonade. He also founded his own charity, The Tailgate with a Cause with the Section 16H Group.
In his free time, Capon enjoys cooking for his friends and family, especially his favorite 5-top: his wife, two kids, and dog Cody, at his home in New Jersey.
Founded by a team of seasoned hospitality veterans – David Rodolitz, Gary Vaynerchuk, Josh Capon, and Conor Hanlon – VCR Group is powered by decades of expertise.
Our approach is straightforward: we design environments and experiences that we ourselves would enjoy, prioritizing quality food, ambiance, and genuine hospitality.