Agent: David H Headley
At aged 18 Jon found himself in a young offenders institute with a six and a half year sentence. It was there that he was able to turn his life around, partly through taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He went on to become the first in custody to achieve all three awards and was presented his gold at the Palace by Prince Philip himself.
As part of the award Jon learnt to cook, but more than that, he found a passion. After finishing his cooking qualifications Jon was released temporarily from a resettlement unit to work in one of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurants.
Jon went on to have a successful career once he was released. In 2016 Jon started working for himself and has build up a substantial client list that includes well known celebrities and even royalty.
During the coronavirus pandemic Jon started sharing recipes online and they became extremely popular, boosting his social media platforms.
In 2021 Jon made his live television debut cooking on ITV’s This Morning.
Outside of cooking, Jon has spent time mentoring young people, as well as giving talks in schools and prisons.
His newest business venture is a restaurant that will focus on training young people who may be in similar situations to the one Jon was in almost 15 years ago.