John Malik grew up in New Orleans. As Chef/Owner of 33 Liberty Restaurant in Greenville, SC, he received a James Beard semi-finalist nomination for Best Chef, Southeast in 2008. He's been Executive Chef at two Continuing Care Retirement Communities. He was named to Who’s Who in American Barbecue by Bon Appetit Magazine and is a Certified Kingsford Flame Master. He owns Jack Russell Social Media, and is a Food & Beverage Consultant. He blogs at chefjohnmalik.com and is author of Doughnuts for Amy. John began writing stories for his Mom when he was in 5th grade and has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Southeastern Louisiana University. His novel, Doughnuts for Amy, was published by Winter Goose Publishing in February, 2016.