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We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2024 World Food Championships. And we are always proud to announce our special guests and celebrity judges participating in our judging events across the nation - we're sure the championship food certainly helps! Best of luck to our 2024 competitors!


Family Kitchen Revival

HEAD COOK: Jonathan Scinto

COMPETITION: World Chef Championship

Jonathan Scinto is a Flavor Artist, TV Show Creator, Host & Entrepreneur from St. James, N.Y. He’s influenced by Emeril Lagasse, Gordon Ramsay and Iron Chef Showdown Japan. His mom Alison allowed him as a toddler to experiment in the kitchen making crazy concoctions and practicing his knife technique on his parent’s new vinyl chairs. He invented the cooking style "Itasian", which has been feature with Food Network and several national media outlets. Itasian is a fusion of Italian and Asian flavors with a comfort food approach. He graduated New York Institute of Technology with a BFA degree in graphic design and was hired by Post Perfect as the Client Services Manager. Jonathan was responsible for taking care of A-List clients like the Sopranos, Back Street Boys, Mariah Carey and Linkin Park among others. In 2003, Jonathan opened up Home Cookin Café with his father inside a well-known health club. Their focus was to make the menu from scratch using local ingredients. After many years as restauranteur, Jonathan sold his café and started working at a local culinary school as the Director of Recreational Cooking classes. Jonathan’s wife Annmarie felt it was time for him to get his food talents in front of a national TV audience. “Of course, people would love my husband, he’s a natural in front of the camera and people can relate to him; he brings an authentic freshness to TV that is missing on all the shows today”. Jonathan is the creator and host of the hit TV series, “Family Kitchen Revival”, available now by downloading Glewed TV or Discovered TV on your smart TV’s, phones, tablets and computers worldwide on Roku, Apple TV, Samsung plus, Amazon Fire TV, Vizio, Hisense, iOS, Android and Chromecast. He’s been featured on the Food Network “Chopped”, MasterChef 6, Prime Video, Forbes, HuffPost, Good Housekeeping, Newsday, Spotify, Disrupt, iHeart, Getty Images, to name a few. The Food Network hand-picked Chef Jonathan to compete in “Iron Chef Showdown” live hosted by Alton Brown. Over the last several years Jonathan has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for many local and national charities. In 2018, he was honored by Schneps News Group with the prestigious award called the “Vicki” for “Kings of Long Island” as a top businessman. Jonathan competes yearly in food competitions and the Olympics of food sport, the World Food Championships, where he finished 3rd in the world in the Chef Category in 2019. You can purchase his book on Amazon “Unleash Your Personal Brand: A Step-By-Step Guide For Beginners.” Jonathan’s company JS Entertainment creates original unscripted TV shows, live interactive food & beverage experiences and content development for 100’s of brands. They are currently developing “At Home with Chef Jonathan” and a new cooking game. Jonathan has a partnership with Fan Fair, which gives you the opportunity to get limited edition personalized art & custom autographs from Chef Jonathan Scinto. ▪️ FACEBOOK @chefjonathans INSTAGRAM @chefjonathans