BEFORE THE BEARD
Jon started his culinary career at a family friend’s restaurant in Hampton Beach. Jon was typically a bus boy at the restaurant but volunteered to take a plated dessert shift in an attempt to switch it up. The rest is history. From that moment on Jon had a knack for baking and decorating. In 2012 Jon graduated from Salem High School’s Culinary Tech program. Jon went on to earn his associate’s degree in Baking and Culinary Arts from Southern New Hampshire University in 2014 and his bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management in 2016 from SNHU.
After the Beard
Jon has worked for several southern New Hampshire based bakeries as a cake decorator. In 2019, Jon purchased the Bearded Baking Company (formally known as Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries and Deli) where he is currently providing customers with breakfast, lunch, pastries, and the custom cakes of their dreams. Jon's work was recently featured in the 2019 fall/winter edition of NH Bride Magazine!
In fall of 2020 Jon was selected to compete on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship. Representing Auburn NH!