Jonathan Wing is an English, French, and Haitian Creole speaking half Filipino, quarter Dutch, eighth Chinese, sixteenth German, sixteenth Irish, Canadian-born citizen of the United States of America living in the Greater Salt Lake area.
After graduating valedictorian of his high school class, Jonathan continued his education at Brigham Young University where he studied at the Marriott School of Business. He majored in global business management but loved a wide range of courses including: oil painting, piano performance, industrial design, accounting, economics, and humanities. He studied abroad in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Switzerland, France, England, China, and Japan.
Just two weeks after graduating from college, Jonathan moved to Southern California to attend Le Cordon Bleu, one of the worlds most renowned culinary schools. During school, he joined the Editorial Food team at The Los Angeles Times where he wrote, tested recipes and food styled for the paper's weekly food print and online presence. Jonathan's work was also featured on KTLA Channel 5's Eat Beat spot biweekly.
Jonathan kept a personal blog during his time in culinary school called "The Unexpected Culinarian". His writings, baking tips, and beautiful photography of his gourmet creations rose in popularity and have been featured by various other food websites. His blog led to his discovery by Betty Crocker to style food for CBS's The Talk. He has been sought after to teach live culinary tutorials to various individuals and groups as large as 60 people.
Jonathan is currently the owner of Perfect Baking, an online business and resource providing products and services to professional and home bakers. With his global management degree, Jonathan has utilized his knowledge to develop and manufacture a one-of-a-kind digital kitchen scale overseas. Although he is business savvy, Jonathan's true desire is to entertain and teach.
In 2012, Jonathan attended the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science and graduated with a MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. His emphases were in development studies, complex emergencies, research design, social research, social policy, organizational change, and managing humanitarianism. His studies included an independent consultancy project with the Disasters Emergency Committee--including the fourteen leading UK charities.
On a more personal note, Jonathan is extremely close to his family of eight--four older sisters and a little brother. He has also been involved with various humanitarian and service efforts for Red Cross, Locks of Love, Boy Scouts of America and other non-profit organizations. One of his favorite experiences was a water distribution project he helped run to assist hurricane victims in Gonaive, Haiti. Aside from spending time in the kitchen, he loves watching movies, listening to music, playing the piano, writing songs, playing tennis, talking with friends and family and spending time with his beautiful wife Emilia.