Culinary Technical Advisor
My style of Culinary Technical Advising is a hands on approach in the act of making suggestions on set or location, helping with organization and training of cast to perform culinary duties accurately, helping with scene blocking and actors movements to ensure realistic results, working with props, set dressers and wardrobe to ensure a period specific culinary set appearance and continuity, etc. all to improve the quality of performances and eliminate unrealistic final productions .
* Hands-On Culinary Consulting
* Casting Culinary & Hospitality Skilled Acting Talent
* Food Stylist Procurement
* Location Scouting
* Prop & Set Dressing Rentals
Grocer, Butcher, Chef, Bartender, Consultant, Rest.Owner
SAG Actor, SAG Stand-In, Filmmaker
QVC Culinary Guest Host
Dynamic, knowledgeable and skilled culinary professional with over 35 years in the grocery, produce, fresh meat, restaurant business and is an experienced chef, butcher, bartender and restaurant consultant.
* Advanced Knife skills * QVC : Guest Host
* Strong Plating skills * Small Bites Radio : Host / Segment Producer
* Strong Butchery skills * Appeared on TV series Restaurant Stakeout
* High volume production capability * Featured in Food Network / Hyundai National TV commercial
- Managed several kitchen staffs ranging in size from 2-20 employees during high volume service.
- Catered high volume events indoor and outdoor serving several thousand attendees.
- Managed high volume deer and game processing operation.
- Designed menus and trained staff for over two dozen food service operations.
- Managed several mid sized Grocery store / Supermarket operations
- At age 12 operated a produce stand named “ Big John’s Produce “
Owner / President 2003-2017
JP Business Ventures Inc – Norristown Pa
Online / Brick and Mortar Retail
Owner / President 2006-2008
Conicelli Deli Inc – Pottstown Pa
Development ans management of quick serve, carryout, delivery and catering
Owner / President 1994-2008
DiRenzo’s Tavern Inc. - Norristown Pa
Exec. Chef and general manager
General Manager / Butcher 1988-1994
DiRenzo’s Foods Inc – Norristown Pa
Managed duties of deli, butcher shop and catering.
General Manager 1983-1988
DiRenzo’s Foods Inc – Ambler / Spring City Pa
Managed duties of two supermarket locations
Apprentice Butcher / Deli / Grocery 1978-1983
DiRenzo’s Meat Market – Norristown Pa
Performed general duties
High School Diploma - Norristown Area High Norristown Pa / General 1986
QVC Guest Excellence – Qvc Studio Park West Chester Pa / Hosting
Kathy Wickline Casting – Philadelphia Pa / Hosting and Spokesperson
Kathy Wickline Casting – Philadelphia Pa / Teleprompter
Walking Fish Theater – Philadelphia Pa / Advanced Acting
Mike Lemon Casting – King of Prussia Pa / Basic Acting