John Mitzewich

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John Mitzewich
Born (1963-07-11) July 11, 1963 (age 53)
Clifton Springs, New York
Education AAS Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Spouse(s) Michele Manfredi
Culinary career

John Armin[1] Mitzewich (born July 11, 1963), famously known as "Chef John", is an American chef, video blogger and YouTube celebrity, who publishes instructional cooking videos on the video blog Food Wishes, as well as on a YouTube channel by the same name. Chef John also contributes eCookbooks, recipes and videos to the online food network His video recipes have over 300 million views on YouTube. He has also authored a cookbook for Parragon Publishing entitled, "America's Family Favorites: The Best of Home Cooking".[2] In 2011, he won the Taste TV Tasty Awards "Best Home Chef in a Series".[3]


John Mitzewich graduated from Paul Smith's College, New York, in 1983. He received an Associate of Applied Science Degree, with Honors, in Culinary Arts/Chef Training, and was also honored as the school's 1983 "Outstanding Chef Training Student.".[4] He "held just about every position possible in the food industry" including Executive Sous Chef at the Carnelian Room, Sous Chef at Ryan's Café, and Garde Manger at the San Francisco Opera. Chef John was a Chef Instructor at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco for five years before leaving to focus on teaching people to cook online.[4]


Although Mitzewich's blog is his central website for his recipes, he also has an accompanying YouTube channel. He currently has over 1.9 million subscribers to his YouTube channel 'foodwishes' with hundreds of million views. Mitzewich has a content partnership deal with YouTube. He also briefly narrated various videos such as tent reviews, knife reviews and sleeping bag reviews. [2][edit]

After acquired the Food Wishes blog site in 2011, Chef John has contributed recipes to He currently stars in Allrecipes newest eCookbook, "Chef John's Best Dishes."


  1. ^ "Norwegian Butter Sauce Recipe Middle Name Mention". 14 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Stacy Fins (13 January 2011). "YouTube viewers turn chefs into unlikely stars". SFGate. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Jackie Burrell (9 February 2011). "YouTube foodie John Mitzewich embraces Valentine's Day". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "John Mitzewich". Retrieved 23 January 2017.