Justin-Warner
Justin Warner | Biography

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  • Full Name Justin M. Warner
  • Occupation Chef, Television Personality, Author
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
  • Birth Date Feb 11, 1984
  • Age 37 Years, 9 Months
American Chef, Winner of Food Network’s Cooking Show ‘Food Network Star’ Season 8

Justin Warner | Biography

Author of cookbook, ‘The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them’

In 2012, Warner took part in the eighth season of 'Food Network Star,' mentored by Alton Brown. Eventually, he won the show making a name for himself in the culinary world at 27. As a part of his task as a finalist, he filmed a pilot for a potential series called 'Rebel with a Culinary Cause.' He won the competition, but the show was not finalized then. Subsequently, on 4 January 2013, Alton Brown announced he would “regrettably” not produce Warner’s show. 


Justin Warner is an American cooking expert best recognized as the winner of the eighth season of the Food Network’s cooking show ‘Food Network Star.’

Who Is Justin Warner?

Justin M. Warner is an American cookbook author and television personality best recognized for his appearances on Food Network, including the series Food Network Star Season 8, which he won. He is also the host of Marvel.com’s Eat the Universe, where he prepares cuisine inspired by Marvel heroes. In addition, Warner is a frequent guest on Food Network and hosts a web series on FoodNetwork.com, Foodie Call. 

He also worked as a chef and a former restaurant co-owner of Do Or Dine in Brooklyn before shutting down in September 2015. 

In 2015, Warner released his cookbook, ‘The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them.’

Age & Family

Justin Warner was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, on 11 February 1984. He is 37 years as of 2021. His mother, Jan, is a school educator, and his dad was a psychologist. Warner got his passion for food from his father. Unfortunately, his father died shortly after Warner graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 2002. During his high school years, Warner was a student assistant to a retired principal, John Peckyno. He often made food for Peckyno. 

Career 

Initially, Warner worked as a server at Danny Meyer’s acclaimed restaurant, The Modern, before starting his chef career.

Warner made his first television appearance on 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, where he presented his plans for a brunch cafe with his then-girlfriend, JJ Pule. Although they won, they never opened the cafe.

‘Food Network Star’ 

In 2012, Warner took part in the eighth season of Food Network Star, mentored by Alton Brown. Eventually, he won the show making a name for himself in the culinary world at 27. As a part of his task as a finalist, he filmed a pilot for a potential series called Rebel with a Culinary Cause. He won the competition, but the show was not finalized then. Subsequently, on 4 January 2013, Alton Brown announced he would “regrettably” not produce Warner’s show. 

In March 2013, Warner debuted a one-hour pilot special on Food Network titled Rebel Eats

Other Appearances

On 21 October 2016, Warner and some acting staff created a new cooking show on Twitch.tv called Chefshock, “Shockingly Real, Shockingly Live, and just plain Shockingly Delicious.” In the show, he cooks live from his home kitchen from raw ingredients while encouraging his viewers to cook along and ask questions. 

Wife 

Justin Warner married his wife, Brooke Sweeten, on 19 June 2015. 

He was previously married to Jessica Hinze, his high school love, in 2004. They shared a home in Colorado until their divorce in 2007.

Does Justin Warner Have a Tattoo?

Warner has a tattoo of a Japanese mayonnaise logo related to his dog on his forearm. The dog’s name is Kewpie and is of Japanese mayonnaise breed. The tattoo also has a deep meaning associated with him because his father told him stories about Kewpie dolls. Therefore, Warner views it as a “spiritual icon.”

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