Chef Anton Testino Named Celebrity Spokesperson for St. Joseph's Children’s Hospital

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Celebrity Chef and Television Personality Chef Anton Testino partners with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, one of New Jersey’s premiere facilities treating children ages 0-21, to help promote compassionate child-friendly care to patients throughout the greater NJ/NY area.

Chef Anton Testino - Spokesperson for
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

Many people have been inspired by what Chef Anton Testino has done, both behind the stove and out in front of it.

St. Joseph's Healthcare System is proud to announce that Chef Anton Testino will serve as a celebrity spokesperson for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital located at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, with subspecialty centers across Northern New Jersey including Paramus, Wayne and Hoboken. Chef Anton Testino, a professional chef and television personality, is a passionate advocate for comprehensive health care for children and has partnered with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in recognition of its high-quality and compassionate pediatric care.

As part of its mission to improve the health of the community, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System offers a comprehensive spectrum of sophisticated services designed to meet the unique needs of its patients and their families. One of the first children’s hospitals designated by the State of New Jersey, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is an academic tertiary care facility providing compassionate child-friendly care to patients from birth to 21 years of age. Family-centered care, medical excellence, innovation, and collaboration are the values at the heart of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s mission, with each diagnosis, procedure and care plan taking into consideration the whole child – mind, body and spirit.

“I am excited to start this journey as the spokesperson for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital,” said Chef Anton Testino. “I look forward to using my passion for cooking to help support and promote one of the most respected and innovative children’s health care facilities in the country.”

Chef Anton Testino is a world renowned Italian culinary chef and has appeared on national television, on radio and in print publications, as well as having competed in several professional cooking competitions. He is a member of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s “Champions for Children” and is an advocate for the advancement of children’s health and services – having been personally diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia at the age of 7. Despite these learning disabilities, Chef Anton Testino was admitted into the Culinary Institute of America in 1992 and has established himself as a respected authority on ADHD and is widely recognized for his celebrity persona in the food industry.

“Many people have been inspired by what Chef Anton Testino has done, both behind the stove and out in front of it,” said Timothy Barr, Vice President for Development of St. Joseph's Healthcare System. “I just know that even more people will be touched by his commitment to the Children’s Hospital and his public support for our cause is great news for the entire St. Joseph's Healthcare System.”

Chef Anton will be participating in The Seventh Annual “Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare from Everywhere” event to benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, which will be held on Wednesday April 2nd at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. You can meet the celebrity chef and join over 50 of the metropolitan area’s top chefs and restaurants at this annual benefit, where over the past seven years, this signature event has become a “must attend” for more than 600 guests who come from all over New York and New Jersey to sample delectable dishes and drinks. All proceeds generated from this charitable event directly benefit the priority programs and services at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. For more information and how you can attend The Seventh Annual “Cooking for Kids” Event, visit

About St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Nationally recognized St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867, is a leading not-for-profit tertiary medical center and major academic institution located in Northern New Jersey. An integrated comprehensive healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s prides itself on providing sophisticated healthcare with a ‘patients first’ approach to service excellence. St. Joseph’s Healthcare System includes St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ, St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, Wayne, NJ, St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Cedar Grove, NJ, Visiting Health Services of NJ, Totowa, NJ, and more than two dozen outpatient centers across Northern New Jersey. To learn more, visit or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).

About Celebrity Chef Anton Testino

Chef Anton Testino is a world renowned culinary chef and a first-generation Italian-American. Born to immigrant parents, he was practically raised in the food industry, learning to cook at the age of 6 by working in family owned restaurants. Chef Anton Testino attended the Culinary Institute of America, winning several professional cooking competitions before appearing on the Food Network's reality cooking show "Chopped". His appearance on the reality show has been the source of great controversy and debate both on and off the internet, resulting in “When Octopuses Attack” becoming one of the most popular and re-played episodes of “Chopped” to air on the Food Network of all time. This controversial appearance helped launch Celebrity Chef Anton Testino’s career as he continues to appear on television, be interviewed on the radio, in print publications and make personal appearances.

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