Johnny Iuzzini - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Johnny Iuzzini

Chocolate by Johnny Iuzzini - New York, NY

Chef Johnny Iuzzini, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, has held the title of Executive Pastry Chef at two of Manhattan’s most prestigious restaurants: Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten’s Jean George and Chef Daniel Boulud’s Daniel. Johnny has received numerous accolades including “Best New Pastry Chef” by New York Magazine and “10 Best Pastry Chefs in America” by Pastry Art and Design Magazine. In 2006, The James Beard Foundation awarded Iuzzini “Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year” and identified him as one of the ten most influential chefs working in America.

Iuzzini has written two cookbooks, Dessert FourPlay: Sweet Quartets From a Four-Star Pastry Chef, and Sugar Rush: Master Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Sweet Baking. He has also been a featured guest and judge on numerous television shows including Martha Stewart, Top Chef, Today Show, Good Morning America, Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, Beat Bobby Flay, and Sugar Showdown. J Iuzzini was the head judge of Bravo’s “Top Chef Just Desserts” and co-judge of ABC’s “The Great American Baking Show”.
In 2017, Iuzzini realized his dream of making his own chocolate by launching Chocolate by Johnny Iuzzini, creating delicious hand-made, single origin, bean-to-bar chocolates. Iuzzini gets beans directly from farms in the world’s best chocolate-producing regions and does the complete chocolate making process himself. His experience working in fine dining at the highest level for two decades gives him the competitive edge and the platform to create products unparalleled to anything else on the market today.