Okay, we’ve officially got a new crush: Top Chef: Just Desserts introduced what we welcome as the first hot rockabilly pastry chef – the delectable Johnny Iuzzini, head pastry chef at Jean Georges. (And he wrote a book, above) While New York born Johnny was working his way up in the world of pastry, he was a doorman at clubs like Tunnel and Sound Factory because he loves the night life. Johnny sports an impressive pompadour and a swaggering rockabilly style that he doesn’t try to hide at work. Certainly he’s one of the most successful rockabillies alive that aren’t musicians. Gwen Stefani would have dated him in high school. He’s single but last we heard was dating a girl named Lucinda Sterling. Lucky Lucinda is probably enjoying Johnny’s roasted pear tart with chai tea ice cream – whenever she wants it.

Posted by Janet on September 26, 2010

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  1. By Reta
    On September 26, 2010 at

    He looks like he’d fit right in with the Stray Cats. That band is really cool to dance to live. And I like his tattoo, the colors are bright and crisp which probably means it isn’t all that old. I haven’t caught the new show yet, it just didn’t sound that appealing to me, I mean a whole show dedicated to desert??? Naw! Too limited and besides, I don’t really care for the woman who is the host. She’s kinda a sourpuss on top Chef and doesn’t seem to have much of an upbeat personality. I don’t think I could take just her for a whole hour leading the chefs.

  2. By SebastianCanada
    On September 26, 2010 at

    After guys with really hairy arms, people with tatoos are the last people I want handling my food.

    I would rather not have my lemon snuffaluffagus tart served with a hepatitis infused rasberry syrup.

  3. By SebastianCanada
    On September 26, 2010 at

    And…WTF is rockabillie? I am 44, and consider that ancient history!

  4. By cal
    On September 26, 2010 at

    I find those coloured tattoos hideous.

    Well maybe if he preferred tranny’s, then sure Gwen would have dated him.

  5. By Reta
    On September 26, 2010 at

    Tattooing is done with a brand new fresh sterilyzed needle with heach person by law and the artist has to licensed in order to do work on a person. Anyone who is not licensed caught doing it is in for a hefty fine and/or jail. So, people don’t get Hep or anything else from getting tattoos nowadays, that’s just a scare tactic. There are some really awesome works of art that I’ve seen in tattoos. I wouldn’t want one, but I do see them as a work of living art.

    As for rockabilly music, hey, if it still sounds good, it’s good! It’s got a great big band sound and very dancable beat, and at least you can understand the lyrics and hear the singer’s voice. I’ll take that over rap or hip-hop any day!

  6. By SebastianCanada
    On September 26, 2010 at

    Excessive tattooing and an obsession with a rather lame music and fashion trend 30 years out of date spells loser to me. Please step away from my key lime pie!

  7. By captain america
    On September 26, 2010 at

    FAGGOTS who like it to be conciddered as ‘Tough Boys’ have tattoos all over their body.

  8. By SebastianCanada
    On September 27, 2010 at

    Captain, I agree with you there.

  9. By Reta
    On September 27, 2010 at

    MIGAWD…what a couple of first class morons! A lot of people who have tattoos see them for what they are, ART! They can be one-of-a-kind (usually) or something standard. There are artists that are in such demand because of their high ability that the clients will travel half way round the world to get a tattoo by a certain artist that is well known for a certain type thing, say, portraiture. I’ve seen some portrait tattoos that come out so good they look better than the photograph they were based on.
    To assume that anyone who gets a tattoo, or many of them is a “loser” or “faggot” is beyond mindnumbingly STOOPUD! MIGAWD you two what has happened to your brains? Well, I KNOW Cap’n Asshole never HAD one, but Sebastion I thought you had more brains than to make a statement like that.
    Also, who says that music of ANY genre can’t still be enjoyed? That’s the joy of it, isn’t it? That it’s a RECORD that can be played anytime. Would you also say the Beatles or the Stones were outdated because they had music 30 years ago also? Thought not!

  10. By SebastianCanada
    On September 27, 2010 at

    Reta, I said, OBSESSED. I am 44, and still like, say, New Romantic and Futurist music (Human League anyone?) but I do not obsess over it. There is plenty of good music around, that has evolved from Rockabilly and New Romanticism, and Funk. There is a difference between appreciating the past and wallowing in it.

    And, sorry, yes, I am a snobby, pig-headed, a-hole about people with tattoos, particularly the people the Captain was alluding to – people who try acquire edgy-ness or toughness by tattooing.

    Don’t get so worked up about the expressive language of a post – if you don’t get it, fine, but other people do, and appreciate it – and just try to absorb the over-all message.

  11. By J. Durham
    On October 7, 2010 at

    Actually, Johnny dumped Lucinda and is now a single man.

    Poor old gal was replaced before she could pick her saggy bosoms up off the ground. Guess those pear tarts all had to land somewhere over the years!

    Johnny could definitely do better. I’ve known the guy for years and I am surprised it didn’t happen sooner. Ladies- don’t be shy!

  12. By Janet
    On October 7, 2010 at

    J Durham,
    I’d love to know more about Johnny if you have any more info! Keep me posted on his lovelife – I have high hopes for him. Any and all personal details are welcome!

  13. By j durham
    On October 8, 2010 at

    First off, Johnny Iuzzini is a great guy and he is doing incredibly well, both professionally and personally. So all you morons can save your lame criticism.

    He has definitely *ahem* “upgraded” in terms of his love life, and I’ll have to leave it at that. I do remember Lucinda Sterling being clingy, whiny, and annoying as hell, which is why I’m glad he got rid of the old battle-ax. Sorry to sound like an a-hole, but what can I say? The dame stunk up the atmosphere anytime we hung out, with her non stop stupid comments and halitosis that would bring any man to tears. I may be biased because she was always rude to me, but that’s my two cents.

    Like I said, the man is a catch, and he can and does do better.

    Cheers to moving on up!

  14. By Kristy
    On November 17, 2010 at

    WOW, So because chef Johnny has his arms covered in tattoos, that means he is a faggot, loser, lame, and has hepatitis…..Sounds to me like the people that insult him are the dumb ones. I am a 26 year old female, that happens to love tattoos and sees them for what they are an expression of one’s self and beautiful artwork. I have 9 myself and plan on getting more, and I get so tired of judgemental assholes…we don’t ask your opinions about our tats and we didnt get them for you…so keep your whining and complaining to yourself!
    Cal- I am pretty sure chef Johnny doesnt give a damn what you think about his tattoos
    Cpt. America- lol with a name like that sounds like you are the faggot not him….too sissy to leave your real name??
    Sebastian- You should really educate yourself about tattoos….most people that have tas do NOT have hepatitis!!

    And to top it all off….why are you all downing this man…just because he has tattoos doesnt mean he is a “tough guy”! Sounds to me like you 3 have a problem with the fact that Chef Johnny is considered HOT by a large amount of women. Get over your jealousy!

    J Durham- I am glad chef Johnny is doing well, and I wish nothing but the best for him! He seems like he is a really great guy!

  15. By To Strom from Casonia of Seattle,You said massive stuff about me and..All I can assume is that your talking about yourself and your life!Every thing you had said about me is not true..You Called me Mean! Hells Kitchen attention is all I Care about?
    On September 22, 2011 at

    Look really pretty and bet it is good to a large degree..Wonderful to have talent like that and be amazing and special at something.

  16. By To Strom from Casonia of Seattle,You said massive stuff about me and..All I can assume is that your talking about yourself and your life!Every thing you had said about me is not true..You Called me Mean! Hells Kitchen attention is all I Care about?
    On September 22, 2011 at

    Good luck to your bright new career and it has to be incredible cooking for movie stars and big time people and…I bet your feeling proud and on top of the world.

  17. By To Strom from Casonia of Seattle,You said massive stuff about me and..All I can assume is that your talking about yourself and your life!Every thing you had said about me is not true..You Called me Mean! Hells Kitchen attention is all I Care about?
    On September 22, 2011 at

    Good luck to your gift and learning and shareing the wisdom you have in your heart and mind and soul is on that plate and…Hope you get to fix a dessert for Chef Gordon Ramsay one day!

  18. By bgc
    On September 23, 2011 at

    “J. Durham” sounds like a heartbroken Johnny. The internet isn’t a place to post about heartaches because, as you’ve sen, the unfounded insults flow too easily. Lucinda found happiness with another and Johnny has with Claire. Oh well, life goes on and as for the tattoos; well I believe it depends on the person and style.
    Johnny is a handsome man.

  19. By keb
    On February 9, 2012 at

    Ohhhhh J. Your contrite comments concerning Lucy and Johnny are amusing and obvious at best. Hidden agendas and negative anonymity are not graceful. If Lucinda didn’t enjoy your company, there WAS a reason. Good luck with your endeavours, I suggest you move on. I concur that they are both extremely happy, individually.

    PS. Bitter jealousy doesn’t look good on anyone.

  20. By ferdinand metz
    On October 22, 2012 at

    jesus, you people are idiots. you are why this is called the intercrap!

  21. By chefless
    On April 28, 2014 at

    @keb- stumbled upon this post (years later, lol) and just felt the urge to chime in to agree with you:

    “If Lucinda didn’t enjoy your company, there WAS a reason.”

    IMHO, there were probably MANY MANY MANY MANY reasons – too many for the bandwidth here. where to start? man, what a douche

    true definition of “modelizer” living in a dream world. that just makes him like the rest of them, though, so nothin’ wrong with that. ‘cept he is such a has been but his ego wont admit it, his time has come and past. onto the newer more talented chefs …no one cares.

  22. By strom
    On April 28, 2014 at

    who really cares and you can see the nutters and imposters coming out and they worry about Strom when I didn’t comment on this thread. Amazing…they so badly want to be Strom!

  23. By chefless
    On April 28, 2014 at

    looks like some troll is trying to hijack he agenda, what are you talking about, man?

  24. By strom
    On April 28, 2014 at

    Poor troll

  25. By StellaMay
    On August 19, 2014 at

    Oh you people are pieces of shit, really. I guarantee 9/10 of you don’t even personally know him. His tattoos? They have a purpose, one to honor his mother who passed away, actually. And why are you focusing on his look so heavily anyway? The point is to focus on his talent, but I guess you are all too shallow for that (not to mention probably not attractive yourselves) which he has being as Forbes named him the best Pastry Chef in the world..I dont think that really makes you a has-been, actually.


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