Name: James Schiavoni

Age: 61

Employment: Culinary Arts Instructor at the Northumberland County Career and Technology Center, Coal Township. Formerly worked at the Mohawk Mountain House, New Paltz, N.Y.; The Host Inn, Harrisburg, and as a regional manager at Nutrition Management Services.

Education: 1971 graduate of Central Dauphin High School, received associate degrees from the Culinary Institute of America and Harrisburg Area Community College; attended Atlantic City Community College.

Family: wife, Kathy; married 34 years. Daughter Lauren, 33; son, Jim, 31; four grandchildren, Aliyah, 7; Giavonna, 6; Liam, 18 months; Logan, 4 months

Hobbies: cooking, golf, reading, exploring and tasting new foods and restaurants.