Joseph & Co. to offer food-to-go plus packaged gourmet goods in Glenwood Park

Former caterer Joseph Marini hopes to ”re-inspire people to home economics”
Chef Joseph Marini
Chef Joseph Marini

Courtesy of Joanne Torres

Residents of Glenwood Park are getting their own food boutique store in October. Joseph & Co. will offer “provisions for the home” at 925 Garrett Street near Gunshow. Founded by longtime New England chef and caterer Joseph Marini, Joseph & Co. will reflect his classical French training and seek to “re-inspire people to home economics,” he says.

Marini will serve Octane Coffee, lattes, and espresso, alongside homemade scones (date ginger and white chocolate pistachio), cookies, and cakes (spiced pear pistachio with ginger buttercream frosting). For lunch, there will be seasonal deep-dish quiche, chicken salad, and egg salad. Dinners will be portioned for two or four and focus on Italian or French cuisine (think lasagna or eggplant parmesan). All items will be served in natural balsa wood containers.

The gourmet packaged section of the store will focus on local or regional goods such as jams from Preserving Place, meats from Spotted Trotter, and cheese from Many Fold Farm, in addition to artisanal risottos and whole grain dark rice.

Marini says he wants to help people create an “artful kitchen” for both entertaining and everyday dining. So in addition to food, Joseph & Co. will sell quality utensils, platters, cutting boards, and linens, as well as select organic cleaning, garden and floral products. “That’s all part of creating a beautiful table,” Marini says. Cooking and entertaining classes like floral arranging and herb growing, and cookbook singings are also in the works. The 1,200 square foot space will have a modern European look with a rustic touch. The color scheme will be clean and muted using white, gray, and black.