John Mitzewich

Chef John Mitzewich has over 20 years of successful experience in the American food industry. He has held just about every position possible, from dishwasher to chef. John comes to The Spruce after five years of teaching at the California Culinary Academy, San Francisco.


Taught for five years as a Chef Instructor at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA. Classes included Garde Manger, purchasing, kitchen math, and food industry software applications.

Enjoyed nine years of successful restaurant experience at various San Francisco locations. Highlights include Executive Sous Chef at the Carnelian Room, Bank of America, Sous Chef at Ryans's Café, and Garde Manger at the San Francisco Opera House.

Additional experience includes over 15 years catering experience, and 10 years experience in graphic design/desktop publishing.


Graduated from Paul Smith's College, New York,in 1983. 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."

John Mitzewich

I hope to share with you, my love and passion for food, especially American food. I'm always reading, researching and continuing to learn about food and cooking. I have filmed over 200 video recipes that I share online on my blog Food Wishes Video Recipes, as well as written countless articles on food and cooking.

I really enjoy teaching others about food. I am very proud of my reputation among those who had me as a teacher at culinary school. My ability to reach and inspire others gave me courage to leave the school and take this approach to the online culinary realm.

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