Vue on 30A, South Walton
Local contestant of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen (season airs September 29, 2017) and Executive Chef at Vue on 30A, Chef Giovanni (Gio) brings a diverse culinary background and appreciation for culinary creativity. Born in 1970 in Givet, France, Filippone immigrated with his family to Bayonne, New Jersey when he was just 10 years of age. He attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and completed the chef program in 1997. Over the years, he has worked in different restaurants, steakhouses and hotels in New England, and moved to the Gulf Coast in the mid-2000’s. In 2009, Chef Gio was a participant on Season 5 of Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, and secured a spot in the top six contestants. In 2013 Chef Gio was awarded “Best Chefs America.” Today, he incorporates his experiences into creating seasonal menus for Vue on 30A that blend American northern, southern, and Italian cuisine with the freshest ingredients available.