JOHN DIRENZO  

Culinary Technical Advisor  

Film-Television-Commercial-Print  

 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 . 

Services : 

* Hands-On Culinary Consulting 

* Casting Culinary & Hospitality Skilled Acting Talent 

* Food Stylist Procurement 

* Location Scouting

Experience : 

35+ Years

Grocer, Butcher, Chef, Bartender, Consultant, Rest.Owner 

8+ Years 

 SAG Actor, SAG Stand-In, Filmmaker

2+ Years 

QVC Culinary Guest Host  

 

John DiRenzo

Culinary Resume 

Summary

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.

- Highlights

* 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

- Accomplishments

- 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 “

- Experience

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

- Education

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

Contact Me for Rates and Booking info  

John DiRenzo

Phone 484-944-4084

Email johndirenzo1968@gmail.com

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