We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2023 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 2023 competitors!
Get'n Saucy with Scinto
HEAD COOK: Jonathan Scinto
COMPETITION: World Chef Championship
Jonathan Scinto is a Food Artist, TV Host, Content Creator and Entrepreneur from North Bellmore, N.Y. He invented the cooking style "Itasian", which has been feature on the Food Network. Itasian is a fusion of Italian and Asian flavors with a comfort food approach."Let Your Tongue Have Fun"!!! ▪️ 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 shops and farms. ▪️ After many years as a cafe owner, Jonathan decided to work 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 Prime Video TV series, "Family Kitchen Revival", available for streaming on Roku via GlewedTV. He's been featured in numerous TV shows and publications like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, Food Network, Chopped, MasterChef 6, Forbes, HuffPost, Good Housekeeping, BuzzFeed, Newsday, I-Heart Radio, Disrupt Magazine. The Food Network Hand-picked Chef Jonathan to compete in the live "Iron Chef Showdown": Battle Autumn Bounty. ▪️ Giving back is extremely important to Jonathan and over the past few years he's helped raise over 6 figures for many local and national charities. In 2018, he was honored by Long Island Press the parent company of Schneps Community News Group with the prestigious Oscar like award called the "Vicki" for Kings of Long Island as a top entrepreneur and businessman. He competes yearly in food competitions and his personal favorite is the Super Bowl of food sport called the World Food Championships, where he finished 3rd in the world in the Chef Category in 2019. ▪️ Jonathan's company JS Entertainment creates one of a kind epicurean food and beverage experiences with his interactive cooking show "Get'n Saucy w/ Scinto". JS Entertainment is currently developing a new cooking competition show and they create content for streaming platforms and social media. ▪️ FACEBOOK @chefjonathans INSTAGRAM @chefjonathans www.chefjonathans.com