Antoni  Porowski  is the Queer  Eye food & wine  connoisseur. At a young  age Antoni was bitten by  the culinary bug spending countless  hours in the kitchen watching his mother  joyously cooking and bringing a world of culinary  delights to life. He discovered the worlds of Julia  Child, Jacque Pepin and Anthony Bourdain, and soon after  began to teach himself how to cook. Self-taught, Antoni put  himself through University where he received a degree in psychology,  but his love of food soon brought him back to the kitchen. He immediately  went to work in restaurants from Montreal to New York City, continuing to hone  his craft  and finding  his place in  the culinary world.   In New York, Antoni met  with the original Fab Five  food and wine expert Ted Allen  and began a mentorship which quickly  turned into him becoming Ted’s personal  chef. The relationship helped launch Antoni’s  career and he became the personal chef to some  of the upper echelons of New York and Brooklyn’s prominent  citizens. The President of Barclays Stadium and the Chief Curator  of MOMA are two of his biggest fans as is the founder of Tasting  Table, who hired Antoni to host segments on the renowned cooking site.  Those experiences and his degree in psychology influenced his underlying philosophy;  food should tell a story and the heart and the stomach are inter-connected.

Jonathan  Van Ness: Television  personality,  Emmy nominee,  and hairstylist  to the stars , Jonathan  Van Ness has quickly become  known in the entertainment industry  for his fabulous , unstoppable energy . It  is his belief that great hair is best served  with a side of witty banter. Jonathan can be seen  starring on Netflix’s “ Queer Eye,” which premiered in February  2018; the hit reboot of the Emmy Award winning series “Queer Eye  for the Straight Guy. ” The show, which is Netflix’s first foray into  non - scripted, follows the ‘Fab Five’ as they forge relationships with men  and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their  own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make  th e best farm - to - table guacamole. Jonathan shines as the show’s groomer, hair guru and  self - care advocate. “Queer Eye” was recently picked up for a Season 2.

In  addition  to “Queer  Eye ” Jonathan stars  on the Emmy - nominated  series “Gay of Thrones,”  (Funny or Die) a witty social  commentary series recapping HBO’s  “Game of Thrones .” Launched in 2013,  the series is now in its seventh season  and garnered an Emmy nomination in 2016 for  ‘Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.’ Jonathan a so  continues to work on a passion project , his podcast “Getting  Curious,” a biweekly exploration of all the things Jonathan is  curious about from the history of the Armenian Genocide to the opiod  crisis in the U.S.

Born  and raised  in Quincy, Illinois  ( a small - town on the  Mississippi River about four  and a half hours southeast of  Chicago ) . Jonathan is the sixth generation  of a family rooted in the media business that  owns and operates broadcast , digital and newspaper  operations in 17 markets. Given his family history Jonathan  spent his childhood in the newsroom, cultivating an organic love  for social issues and current events. He went on to attend college  at the University of Arizona, where he cheered competitively for a year  then quickly realized he longed to follow his true passion; hairstyling and  beauty. He enrolled at Aveda Institute for Hair, where he learned how to cut,  style, and color hair. Jonathan then moved to Los Angeles and landed a role as  an assistant at the Sally Hershberger Salon (famous for creating Meg Ryan’s shag cut). Next  he ventured out on his own having grown his own clientele while also working as a groomer for  HBO on series including “Game of Thrones” and “True Blood.”

In  2013  Jonathan  launched his  own salon studio  in LA, Mojo Hair with  business partner Monique  Northrop . His celebrity  clientele continued to build,  working with names such as: Margaret  Cho, Denise Bidot, Tess Holliday, Kit Harrington,  Jeffrey Self, and Esme Bianco, to name a few. He can  also be found on the east coast monthly, taming tresses  at Hairstory Studio in NYC on Fifth Avenue.
While  working  on “Queer  Eye,” “Gay of  Thrones,” “Getting  Curious” and hair styling  keeps Jonathan busy, he still  makes time throughout the week to  do Yoga and c an be found working out  at Equinox on the regular. He also continues  to have a love for reading the news and has a  habit of going impulse shopping. He currently splits  his time between LA and NYC.  

 

Pre sales begin 8/8 at 11am. Public tickets on sale 8/13 AT 10am.

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