Why hire Chef Johnathan?
Chef Johnathan is a Certified Private Chef, graduate of the Culinary Institute of America 1996, and recognized by a number of national affiliations including the prestigious American Culinary Federation and National Restaurant Association. He specializes in providing a spectacular food & wine experience, as well as education and training for the hospitality industry. He upholds his responsibility to ensure that fresh ingredients are utilized to bring the best possible flavors to your plate so that you can savor and indulge.
Chef Johnathan provides his world class service throughout South and Central Florida, so will travel to your destination.
Chef Johnathan Metellus has traveled to over 16 different countries to bring his cooking experiences to your table. He began his career in the military as a Food Service Specialist and has worked in Panama, Honduras, Antigua, Netherlands, Germany and throughout the United States. While on duty in Germany, he was given the opportunity to attend a culinary workshop and was awarded a notable ribbon in a culinary competition, which further sparked his interest in a career in the culinary arts. However, Chef Johnathan maintains that his interest in food and cooking really began "When I started burning cookies in my mother's oven," says Johnathan.
After a break from the military, Chef Johnathan attended the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts Management. His extensive career includes apprenticeships at Hotel Pulitzer and Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Amsterdam, Netherlands; as well as experience as a Sous Chef for the Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky; Corporate Chef for the Beach Restaurant, in Antigua; Executive Chef for Howard University, Washington, DC; and Marriott Services at prestigious accounts throughout the States. While working as a Culinary Arts Instructor for an educational and private organization in New York City, Chef Johnathan was offered the opportunity to become a managing partner in a restaurant venture in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey where he received "Best New & Favorite Restaurant" in Sussex County, New Jersey. Chef Johnathan has also received the distinctions of Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator from the American Culinary Federation, and Certified Food Service Management Professional from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
Having mastered the "Perfect Culinary Marriage of International Flavors and American Regional Cuisine," Chef Johnathan is excited to bring his signature dishes to your table.
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