HEAD COOK: Jonathan Scinto
COMPETITION: World Seafood Championship
Jonathan Scinto is a Chef & TV Personality. Jonathan was born to an Italian Jewish family in Queens, New York. The Long Island native utilizes rustic Italian flavors and Asian influences to create what Chef Jonathan calls “Itasian”, a fusion of Italian and Asian cuisines. When Newsday asked Chef Jonathan about his cooking style he told the journalist that he relies on his design knowledge to create plates of art work. “You eat with your eyes, then your mouth, so it’s important to grab your attention at first site then first bite, I don’t believe in using pre-made ingredients, I use only the freshest herbs and spices for my clients to achieve my #boldassflavors” and #cheftainment.
After graduating college with a BFA degree from NYIT, Jonathan was hired by Post Perfect to work in their Catering/Client Services department working with such A-list clients like, HBO's Sopranos, Sex & the City, Back Street Boys, O-Town, Mariah Carey, Linkin Park and Alicia Keys to name a few. In the early 2000’s, Jonathan opened up a café with his father on L.I, which was one of the 1st to focus on scratch made ingredients. After many years as a restaurant owner and working at a local culinary school, he decided to pursue the entertainment side of cooking.
Chef Jonathan is a 3 time WFC Food Champ and award winner that’s been seen on the Food Network, Chopped, Iron Chef Showdown Live, Master Chef Season 6, Travel Channel and several other TV shows for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Amazon and Netflix. You can catch him as a Cook in "The Irishman" starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and directed by Martin Scorsese in 2019. He is the owner of Chef Jonathan's Private Parties & Events. Follow Chef Jonathan @ChefJonathanS