Considered one of the most creative cooking show chefs on T,V Joseph has a long list of recognition from previous appointments. He decided to try his talents in front of the small screen with a cooking show called Taste This TV in 2003. The show quickly became popular and has filmed over 187 episodes. The 14th season of Taste This! will air on PBS in September 2011. Ciminera's motto is "There are no rules in Cooking" a signature statement that has made him famous. His time working at numerous fine establishments such as Le Cirque, Les Celebrites, Le Petite Bijou and Carmines all helped to build a strong foundation for his work.
Ciminera's credits to TV are enormous. He is the Executive Producer to the following popular national series: The Flaming Greek, Stress Free Cooking, Sophisticated Comfort Food, Southern Fried Fitness
Ciminera's training started at the Five Star Five Diamond Hotel in Milan Italy, he tutelage under Master Chef Vincenzo Provino. He then went on to work with some of the nation's top chefs including Daniel Boulud, Christian Doulevere, Pierre Manor, Mike Depirito and Jean Louis Pallidan.
Ciminera's book entitled "In The Weeds"; a volume of chef's tales has sold over 650,000 copies. His latest book, "Joseph Ciminera's New American Cooking" is available in bookstores across the US. His latest venture is to help fight against one of America's growing health issues...Childhood Obesity.
He is also the creator for the popular food social media website "FoodyTV" A site dedicated to giving quick professional answers to culinary questions.
Ciminera is known to be very modest about his status as a celebrity chef. In an article with the Amici Journal he says: ...it's so hard to believe - that I'm a popular icon. Not too long ago I was attending a local Italian feast in NJ. I was soon stormed by fans of the show looking for autographs. Security escorted me out of the feast because they were scared of the growing crowd.