James Briscione is a chef, author and Food Network personality. He is the first-ever two-time Chopped champion and regularly appears on the network as a host and judge. James has appeared on Chopped, The Kitchen, Best Thing I Ever Ate, Christmas Cookie Challenge and more. He is a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show and was named one of People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Chefs Alive.’ Together with his wife, Brooke Parkhurst, James authored the best-selling cookbook The Flavor Matrix (HMH ’18), a revolutionary new guide for chefs and home cooks about understanding and creating amazing flavor with everyday ingredients.James and Brooke will soon open their first restaurant inspired by their home on the Gulf Coast and travels through Italy. Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano is set to open in late 2018 in Pensacola, FL.