Testimonials

  • Your sparkling class at The Silo Cooking School was truly a delight. Not only was the food fun to make but your stories, tidbits and helpful hints made the students feel as if they were cooking with you in your firehouse kitchen. Joe, thank you for sharing your love of food that reflects your professionalism and commitment to excellence.

     Manager/Director The Silo Cooking School New Milford, CT

    Sandy Daniels
  • On behalf of the Providence Fire Department I wanted to extend our sincere appreciation. You received extremely high ratings in all categories. It is extremely rewarding to me to know that since the conference, many firefighters in Providence are using recipes from The Healthy Firehouse Cookbook on a regular basis for firehouse meals(my own station included). Furthermore, their is a much heightened awareness of the importance that diet and exercise play in overall firefighter health.

    Providence Fire Department Firefighter Safety and Survival Conference

     

    Battalion Chief J. Curtis Varone

Programs

Joe is available for your corporate event, providing healthy cooking demonstrations

Joe is honored to be chosen by these prestigious companies to represent their products. Butterball Turkey  Ronzoni Pasta  Federated Stores Tools Of The Trade Cookware USA Rice Council  KitchenAid  Suburban Home and Garden Shows  Viking Appliances Johnson and Johnson All Clad Sorrento Cheese

Firefighter Nutrition and Fitness Seminar   Joseph T. Bonanno Jr. a veteran of 21 years service with the FDNY, cookbook author,fitness trainer and nutritionist gives an energetic, timely, often humorous and informative seminar for the fire service. Firefighters are a close knit group and often resistant to health and fitness information given by outsiders no matter how qualified. Now, firefighters can hear it from one of their own! Joe has worked in just about every borough in New York City in his career and tested his recipes against the worlds toughest food critics, hungry firefighters! The presentation will cover two phases, nutrition and exercise. Nutrition, will cover all the basics and each firefighter will leave with a basic knowledge of food, how it works and how it affects firefighter performance and longevity. An in depth discussion on post fire recovery and supplementation as well as clarity on some of today's latest diet myths and misconceptions. In the exercise segment Joe will cover weights, aerobic, stretching and and how all these factors affect your career and eventual retirement life after the fire service. Common sense guidelines in all areas of exercise both at home and in the firehouse. Joe's dynamic seminar is also available for corporate wellness seminars, health clubs and trade shows.

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