Chef Johnny Messina

Private Chef In Sedona
Chef Johnny Messina

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True found passion in food, Heart and soul doing what I love and bringing that to you...

I am professional Chef who grew up in the restaurant business and started cooking for my family in which my mother started teaching me at the age of 3. I Learned the business in our family restaurant back East in New York and Connecticut. I began my professional career at 19 and working for now Maters Chef and James Beard winner Chef Frank Audino of "Aglio" restaurant in Philadelphia. I committed at 23 when I began working at the highest level of restaurant and banquet At the Famous L' Auberge de Sedona , in Sedona Arizona ,and then The top 10 in the world "Enchantment Resort". Upon my growth and seeking more opportunity I moved to LA in 2004-5. I began working placement work at "Party Staff L.A." where My private in home work grew and I began to improve myself with my private clients . Years later I would be hired by Wolfgang Puck Catering at Hollywood and Highland, Along with Presidential and Oscar dinners. I worked as Sous Chef to Wolfgang for his Private Dinners side by side . I would prep his special dinners and then Sous for him during the dinner and event. My tenure at WP catering accrued some great experience for me and I met and learned from many great Chefs form all over the world. Wolfgang imports amazing chefs from all over Europe , central America, the U.S. and the rest of world. My experience and ability to tend to my Private clientele grew immensely and Brought me to levels I never knew . After Opening several restaurants and working through the rank and file of restaurant business, I dislocated and sought further Private work. Not soon after I had the privilege to meet with Chef Christian Paier and join his company Private Chefs Inc Los Angeles.. since then we have had an amazing and fulfilling business relationship for the last 9 years. I have to admit that this has been the finest move to date for my career.

I am extremely passionate towards my Career I will continue to work at this level for the rest of my life. The 30 some years experience in Restaurant, Banquet, Catering and private service have fully qualified me to serve you for all of your needs.

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For me, cooking is...

my focus and true passion in life... I began my life learning to cook at the age of 3 and I am almost certain that this is where It will end ...

I learned to cook at...

then at 19 with Master Chef and James Beard Award recipient Chef Frank Audino, Aglio restaurant, , Lauberge du Sedona as a professional at 23 yrs

A cooking secret...

is to keep it simple and Pure, but always keep a surprise in store... " The WOW factor"

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