John DiRenzo’s culinary journey began at age 10 in his hometown Norristown, Pa working along side his father, mother and siblings in the family's food markets, butcher shops and restaurants located throughout the Philadelphia suburbs from the early 1960’s through 2008. At an early age John learned the art of meat cutting working as an apprentice butcher. As a young child and teen John spent the majority of his time working in the family markets. In his early teens John was a marching, concert and stage band percussionist at Norristown Area High School and graduated in 1986 . During his adolescent years, John remained in school music studies and began performing with local garage bands. In his early 20's John worked as night club lighting tech and disc jockey performing Philadelphia area venues. John DiRenzo is a SAG ( Screen Actors Guild ) union member. Johns career as a professional actor began at age 43 appearing as a background performer in the feature film After Earth (2012) . Since then John has worked on hundreds of projects including short films, feature films, television, commercials, print and voice over productions. John also has credits as an executive producer, producer, assistant director. and casting associate. John has worked on print modeling projects with west coast photographer Brian Kuhlmann and world renown portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz .
Today John DiRenzo is a culinary professional with over 35 years in the grocery, produce, fresh meat, restaurant business and is an experienced chef, butcher, bartender and restaurant consultant. Today John currently works as a guest host on the QVC shopping networks presenting products for kitchen and cookware companies live on the QVC television networks. In 2018 from his home test kitchen John began to develop his own line of food products. DiRenzo Foods plans to offer several craft made items like Fresh Pastas, Homemade Sausages and Fresh Pepper Sauces all to be sold on-line, the QVC networks and also directly to the commercial industry. John has plans to move into a larger commercial space summer 2020.
Johns hobbies and interests include cooking, 70’s music, salt water fishing, playing the drums, investing in penny stocks, keeping active, living a health lifestyle trough diet and exercise.