Born in Indiana, Josh Rosa grew up in Franklin, Tennessee and worked in various restaurants across the country before now returning home to Franklin to bring his robust and well-rounded hospitality knowledge to Culaccino as General Manager.
With more than 14 years of experience, Rosa was drawn to a career in hospitality because of the people and the industry’s dedication for bringing groups together to create memorable experiences. Equipped with a BarSmarts Advanced Certification and Introductory Sommelier Certification, Rosa continues to learn and develop his career to always provide guests an even better dining experience than the last. With a strong hand in the creation of Culaccino’s robust and thoughtful wine list, Rosa is currently studying for the Certified Specialist of Wine program through the Society of Wine Educators, a widely recognized and regarded distinction in the hospitality industry. Prior to Culaccino, Rosa worked with top sommelier’s and James Beard Award-winning chefs at Denver’s Mercantile Dining & Provision as Beer Director, and in Tennessee as the Beverage Director & Floor Manager of Public House Chattanooga.
In his spare time, Rosa can be found writing and recording original music, exploring Tennessee’s hiking trails and bingeing sci-fi shows at home with his family in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.