Joshua Spalding is the executive chef at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. (Read about Fabulous Iowa’s recent visit to The Class Act Restaurant, the signature dining destination at the hotel.) Learn about Chef Joshua Spalding…
Hometown: San Antonio
First job: Bagging groceries.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in IA: At the lake with my family.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Owning my own business. It was really hard.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Self-doubt.
Someone who inspires you and why: My wife. She works inside and outside the home while putting up with me.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Always be available and never stop learning. Learn to get over frustration and not hold onto it.
Favorite quote: “Whether you believe you can or cannot, you are always right.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I wasn’t always as cool as I am now.
What makes someone fabulous: Their attitude.