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John Ritonia

Sous Chef and HACCP Coordinator

Toting a well rounded background in various culinary disciplines and hospitality outlets, John joined Chef Rosendale Collective Team in 2016 to assist with the launch of Rosendale Collectives flagship store Roots 657. He helped grow it into the wildly popular restaurant as Pitmaster, and in November 2019 lead the team to win the Grand Champion at MetroCooking DC’s BBQ Bash.
He has worked with Chef Rosendale on multiple events ranging from fundraising events for Bocuse D’Or at Bouchon, to local economic development brunches for foreign dignitaries.

Currently John is assisting Chef Rosendale with his new outlet “RC Culinary Lab’ filling the role of Sous Chef and HAACP coordinator