For us to help, we need help.

From Hurricane Beryl to fires in Ruidoso, and every crisis in between, Southern Smoke Foundation is there for food and beverage workers. We keep families safe in their homes. We keep the lights on for thousands. We keep the industry moving.

Application Deadlines
Ruidoso fires: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Hurricane Beryl: Friday, August 16, 2024

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No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Cookbook Author

Joshua Weissman is a classically trained restaurant chef and #1 New York Times Best-Selling author. Joshua’s love for food began at an early age – while kids his age were playing video games, he was curious about the world of cooking. At 19 years old, Joshua began cooking professionally and working at some of the top fine-dining restaurants in the country, including his position as lead cook at the Michelin-Star UCHIKO. With his uncompromising, over-the-top approach to food, he entertains and instructs over 20 million fans across his social platforms. In 2021, Joshua released his #1 New York Times Best-Selling cookbook, Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook. This Fall, he is set to release his second cookbook, Joshua Weissman: Texture Over Taste. The new book aims to introduce readers to the elements of flavor while digging deeper to show how flavor interacts with the six fundamental textures. Joshua has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes, Complex, Variety and more and has appeared on Rachael Ray, The Drew Barrymore Show, Kelly and Ryan, and Tamron Hall Show. In 2020, Thrillist named Joshua one of the Best Cooking Channels on YouTube. Joshua currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife.