Chef Jonathan Scinto
Chef Jonathan Scinto
Today on The Neil Haley Network’s Caregiver Dave Celebrity Segment, Caregiver Dave and The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Chef Jonathan Scinto.
Jonathan Scinto is a Chef and TV Personalityfrom Long Island, N.Y. He was born to an Italian and Jewish family in Queens,New York. While, most toddlers were watching Sesame Street, Jonathan watchedJulia Child, Emeril Live and Iron Chef Showdown in Japanese with his motherAlison. She allowed Jonathan to experiment in the kitchen using the blender tomake crazy concoctions, scrambling eggs on the floor and even practicing hisknife technique on his parent’s new vinyl chairs. The love of food was evidentto his mom and dad.
TheLong Island native utilizes rustic Italian flavors and Asian influences tocreate what Chef Jonathan calls “Itasian”,a fusion of Italian and Asian cultures. When Newsday asked Chef Jonathan abouthis cooking style, he told the journalist that he relies on his design backgroundto create his plates.
“You eat with your eyes, then your mouth, so it’simportant to grab your attention at first site then first bite, I don’t believein using pre-made ingredients, I use only the freshest herbs and spices tocreate plates of art”.
Aftergraduating college with a BFA degree from NYIT, Jonathan was hired by PostPerfect to work in their Client Services department working with such A-listclients like, HBO’s Sopranos, Sex &the City, Back Street Boys, O-Town, Mariah Carey, Linkin Park and AliciaKeys. In the early 2000’s, Jonathan opened a café with his father on L.I, whichwas one of the 1st to focus on scratch made ingredients with a farm to tableapproach called Home Cookin Café.
Aftermany years as a restaurant owner and working at a local culinary school,Jonathan’s wife Annmarie told him he needed to get his food talents in front oflarger audience on TV. Annmarie said in a recent interview “Of course peoplewould love my husband, he’s a natural in front of the camera and people canrelate to him, he brings an authentic freshness to TV that is missing on allthe shows today”.
Asa national TV Personality, Jonathan has been seen on numerous TV networks likethe Food Network, Chopped, MasterChef 6,Amazon Studios “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and many other shows for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ShowTime and News12LI. The Food Network Hand-pickedChef Jonathan to compete in “Iron ChefShowdown”: Battle Autumn Bounty the liveversion hosted by Alton Brown.