Chef Joshua Thomas Weathers

Executive Chef

Josh brings many skills, gifts, and creativity to Top of the World Ranch. He is an award winning Chef with an impressive portfolio of professional experience, training, and achievements.

Previously serving in the demanding position of Executive Chef for Oakwood Country Club (Coal Valley, Illinois), he has also served at fine dining establishments in many areas of culinary specialty. His education includes training in Culinary Arts, professional seminars, and training directly under some of the finest Award Winning Executive Chefs. Collectively, Josh brings over fifteen years of professional experience in Culinary Arts.

Josh is also a successfully recovering addict who personally understands the difficult life of addiction, the processes necessary for successful recovery, and the marvelous life and great achievements of long term recovery! Since his recovery, he enjoys encouraging others and periodically speaks about his recovery and subsequent success.

His professional Awards include the Quad Cities Taste of Excellence Awards in 2014 and 2015.

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The vast techniques and processes that they incorporate along with the amazing environment and facilities at Top of the World Ranch are what I, as a recovering alcoholic and addict, find essential in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing and growth.


AMAZING facility with a knowledgeable, friendly staff. I recently had the opportunity to tour the ranch and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed. The facility grounds are expansive and absolutely peaceful. Perfect setting for healing, discovery, and recovery.


The Main Lodge is unlike any other treatment center...from the counselors' offices, the programming rooms, the games and leisure rooms, to the Chef's culinary skills...i was in awe. The staff, effortlessly, made me feel welcomed. I felt I belonged, I was safe.


On Top of the World Ranch , the place is amazing. The facility is beyond beautiful and lead by a staff that is the best in their field. It is tucked away in the country, just outside of the Quad Cities. Very conveniently located near airport or any of the Interstates , very easy to get to.

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