By Natasha Rychlik
I meet amazing people all the time in our region. There is one person in particular however, that fascinates me with his passion for his art, uplifting personality, and unbelievable skill – and he is still a kid!
Jonathan Giovannoni is well known in the Tri Region, as the young teen who won Chopped Chef Jr a few years ago. Since then, Jonathan has taken the world by storm with his culinary talents, competing in many competitions and accomplishing honors that most adult chefs strive for.
What I love most about Jonathan and his story is the loving and supportive home he enjoys. It is easy to tell how close his family is and how much they support his dream of being a world-renowned chef. It’s no wonder Jonathan has such a big heart and gives back as he does to the community and various charities.
At the age of 15, Jonathan has an accomplished catering business, teaches kids cooking classes, is part of a new TV show coming soon called “Culinary Cultures”, and is featured at various events such as the Taste of Edmonton, ALL while still attending high school.
It is easy to forget that he is still a teen when talking to Jonathan. He is well-spoken, kind, smart, and mature beyond his years. He is a great representation of the youth in our community and I’m thankful to know him.
To experience his talents first hand, consider visiting Jonathan at Taste of Edmonton from July 19-28th. Kids stage demo times are at 11:15, 1:45, and 3:30. He will also be hosting a long table dinner during Taste To Remember on July 28th at 5:30pm. It is a 4 course meal paired with wine and liquors. Adults and children ages 3+ are welcome. Tickets are $52.50 and can be purchased at https://tasteofedm.ca/experience/taste-piazza/#taste.
For more information or to book Jonathan for your catering needs, go to www.nextgenerationcatering.com.
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