On the day they first met at a New York restaurant, Jill’s first day working the front of house was chef Joe’s last day in the back. He was fresh out of a rough relationship; she a ballet dancer twirling her way around New York City. Twelve years later, they’re the wife-and-husband team of Joe and MissesDoe, an intimate restaurant on 1st Street and catering company in New York City where Jill rules the bar and Joe the kitchen.
They’re the kind of fiery couple you wanna be, their relationship forged from long days joined at the hip. What have they learned in their twelve years building a business on their own? How do they separate work time from home time? Where do their differences clash, and how have they strengthened their union?
Take out your notebooks, because serious #relatioshipgoals await in the first of our Power Couples series.
About Joe and Misses Doe
Joe & MissesDoe has been featured Nationally & Internationally in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Esquire Magazine, and The Michelin Guide. Chef Joe is a Food Network ‘Chopped’ Winner and recently appeared on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and ABC’s The Chew. In 2011, Joe & Jill founded a successful events & catering company called JAMD with corporate clients including DirecTV and Stance. Together, Joe and Jill are working on a cookbook and continue to appear on local and national television….but don’t worry, you see Joe in the kitchen and Jill in the dining room almost every day.
Chef Joe Dobias is a celebrity chef, television personality, culinary educator, restaurateur, published author, and commentator. A graduate of Cornell University’s prestigious school of Hotel Administration, he has been employed as an Executive Chef in New York City since the age of twenty-three. At thirteen, he began working in a local seafood restaurant in his hometown of Port Jefferson Station, New York, where he fell in love with the restaurant business’ incessant nature and emphasis on hard work and creativity. He opened his first restaurant in 2008 as JoeDoe in New York’s East Village, now named Joe & MissesDoe. Chef Joe’s cooking style can be described as New American with an emphasis on re-working ‘Old World’ classic recipes and techniques.
Jill Dobias is a restaurateur, television personality, culinary educator, mixologist, and published author. As a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a retired professional ballet dancer, she has been working in hospitality for the last 10 years and co-owns Joe and MissedDoe with Chef Joe. Jill’s skills in baking and mixology focus on re-inventing Old World recipes with a heavy emphasis on Jewish cuisine.
Joe and Jill reside across town from their restaurant in the West Village with their rescue dogs, Rina & Gotti.