With a stylish flair that’s both earthy and sophisticated, it’s not hard to imagine this culinary commando has been cooking professionally for fifteen years. Born in Spain and raised in Hamilton, Jonny first made a name for himself at two of Burlington/Oakville’s finest Italian restaurants (La Costa and Amici-Impazza Ristorante) with his creative and delicious daily specials. He went on to design a successful gourmet tapas menu for popular Burlington Lakeside cafe, Fava in the Middle.
When opportunity knocked, he moved to Toronto to work for Cumbrae’s, franchiser of top-flight retail meat stores and farms for naturally-raised meats. At Cumbrae's, Jonny was introduced to artesanal food and it’s ties to health, the environment, local farmers and sustainability, which had a major influence on his cooking. Soon he was head chef Cumbrae’s newest kitchen in Dundas, where he quickly became a vital presence in the small town community, catering special events, participating in cooking competitions and regularly appearing on local television to cook and talk about food.
All the while, Jonny studied part-time at McMaster and in 2011, he graduated with a degree in economics. For Jonny, it signalled time for change. He was ready to strike out on his own and he wanted to be a part of one of North America’s hottest trends - gourmet food trucks. Operating out of the Hamilton-Burlington area, Jonny Blonde MOAS will showcase a tantalizing assortment of some of Jonny’s most inspired recipes - fire-grilled and served on a stick.
Fuelled by the love and support from his loyal fans, with infectious passion and unique personal style, Jonny Blonde is looking forward to carving out a niche for himself in the food truck revolution.
Aaron Gaudet - accountant, investor, friend
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