Chef Joseph's Proprietors
Proprietors of Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room, John Mays and Tom Forman, are realizing their dream of opening a fine dining establishment and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. John brings his extensive experience in party planning and fine dining to new heights with Chef Joseph’s. Over the last 15 years, John has executed well over 10,000 events across Indiana, building an incredibly loyal clientele and staff. He welcomes you to this new, elegantly classic downtown destination where he looks forward to serving your executive lunch, romantic dinner and special event needs.
John and Tom live in an historic district downtown. Their passion for preservation is evident in their choice of the location for Chef Joseph’s – a 1907 beautifully restored and appointed historic building, the site of the first home of the Indianapolis Star and the first home of the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra, with Indiana limestone façade and walnut paneling - while their presentation of special cabaret and live entertainment evenings allows them to express their passion for the arts.