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Meet Our Chef

Executive Chef, Joe Macri, is the powerhouse behind the passion and flavors of Abundant Harvest. He takes the ordinary to extraordinary with his ingenuity and skill.

Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Macri has years of experience in the kitchen and restaurant industry, serving up fresh, inventive, and flavorful dishes that delight his customers and leave them wanting more.

Bringing a melting pot of cuisines, techniques, and flavors, Chef Macri focuses on the quality of his dishes and brings something truly unique to the experience. Alongside his wife, Maria, they have opened and operated some incredible restaurants in the Houston area. Abundant Harvest is truly blessed to have his experience and culinary expertise at the helm of our kitchen and we look forward to continuing serving our community alongside him.

articles and accolades

"Woodlands bistro funds ministry's food pantry, veterans program and outreach efforts"

At Abundant Harvest Kitchen & Bistro in The Woodlands, executive chef Joe Macri is dishing up some of his specialties: roasted beets and asparagus with herb-whipped goat cheese and escargot in cremini mushrooms with toasted garlic and thyme brown butter. And that’s just for starters.

"Joe Macri of Up Restaurant and His Melting Pot of Cuisines"

This week we chatted with Joe Macri of Up Restaurant, finding out about his Italian roots and his quick decision to leave the East Coast for Houston a little more than a year ago. We also learned a bit about his food philosophy, how he tries to make food safe for everyone, sourcing the best ingredients possible to create a "melting pot of cuisines." Today we get a glimpse into the extensive menu on offer at Up.

"Healthy Seasonal Cooking with Chef Macri of The Elan at Chef Central Paramus"

Join Executive Chef Joseph Macri of The Elan Catering and Events at Chef Central Paramus on Saturday, May 21 at 12:00pm for an in-store cooking class and tasting. The Elan Catering and Events is Northern New Jersey's newest event and wedding catering venue.

"Abundant Harvest Kitchen team up to feed 8,000 veterans"

Waste Connections and the Abundant Harvest Kitchen (AHK) has teamed up to launch a free food distribution service that will provide hot meals to more than 8,000 food insecure veterans and their families by the end of 2024.

"Abundant Harvest Kitchen gives out free meals to 200 families in Spring"

As the Christmas holiday closes in along with an arctic front, the Saint Isidore Episcopal Abundant Harvest Kitchen—located at 24803 Oakhurst Drive, Spring—handed out over 2,000 meals on Dec. 20 to families in need, according to a Dec. 20 news release.

"Harvest Kitchen Delivers Food, Hope to Local Senior Citizens"

Seven volunteers from Abundant Harvest Kitchen delivered 400 pounds of food to 40 elderly citizens Monday, Jan. 16, at a senior living community in The Woodlands, Texas.