Johnny Scott is founder and head Chef at The Mission Kitchen.


Johnny reflects his own personal style in his Cuisine Inspired by Adventure, a unique menu developed from local inspirations and international places traveled including Italy, France, Germany, Croatia, Austria, Haiti, Belgium, Peru, Philippines, Brazil, Africa, Holland, and Iran.

Chef Johnny is a husband and father of three, Southern bread out of South Carolina. At a very early age he developed a passion for cooking at home around his mother during the holiday season. Johnny attended the Culinary Institute of Savannah in Savannah, GA where he received his Culinary Arts degree.  He then continued his education at the Art Institute of Tennessee in Nashville.  As a student, Chef Johnny and his team placed first competing in the Jr. Chef cooking competition in Orlando, Florida.  He has since cooked and managed professionally in the corporate hospitality area, before marrying and moving to Germany for 3 years.

Europe is where Johnny had the wonderful opportunity of exploring food in a whole new light, through traveling to different countries and by cooking in Italy and Croatia.  He began crossing cultural boundaries by cooking with international friends in their homes.  Some of his influences were native cooks of Peru, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, Africa, and of course Germany.

Chef Johnny has a great passion for cooking, entertaining people, and also introducing many to new palate pleasing combinations of foods.  Johnny loves meeting and connecting with new people and demonstrating the fun of food!

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