Joe Morales

Joe Morales

The Spruce

Joe Morales is a Senior Commerce Editor for The Spruce. Prior to joining the team, he covered men’s lifestyle content, LGBTQ+ lifestyle content, travel, and food and drink topics for several publications which include OUTvoices, Saveur, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping, and The Manual.


  • Joe has a degree in the Culinary Arts and worked with James Beard nominated chefs, and was the Sous Chef for a Bib Gourmand restaurant in Chicago.
  • He has over 10 years of experience working in print and digital publishing from layout and design, writing, editing, and website development.


Joe is a trained chef with experience working in fine dining and Bib Gourmand restaurants. He specializes in digital content creation writing about food, drinks, LGBTQ+ lifestyle content as well as men’s lifestyle topics. He has written articles about home, kitchen, travel and outdoor spaces.

He joined The Spruce in September 2022 as a senior commerce editor focusing on the assignment process. Joe also assists in the development of workflow and organizational strategies.

His content has always been focused on lifestyle, travel, and cooking. When he’s not writing about home goods or testing the best products for the kitchen, he is usually cooking or reading about the latest digital publishing best practices. Joe travels as much as he can, especially when it comes to Mexico or sunny beach towns.

Favorite Purchases:

Joe's favorite items to purchase are products that help organize and streamline his home. Top of his list are organizers for closets, bathrooms, and especially the kitchen.


Joe received a degree in Culinary Arts from The Chef’s Academy and graduated summa cum laude in the winter of 2015. While in school, he worked in fine dining establishments and interned with a James Beard-nominated chef.

Other Works:

Education: The Chef’s Academy
Location: Chicago, IL
Title: Senior Commerce Editor

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