Johnathon McGrain developed a deep passion for cooking when he was about 16 years old. He started his first job in a corporate restaurant environment and quickly worked his way up the ranks. Johnathon attributes his fast-tracked success to the work ethic instilled in him from working on his family’s farm. Once Johnathon realized how much he truly thrived by being in a kitchen, he began a job at Battlefield Appalachian Brewing Company. Within a year, Johnathon was promoted to kitchen manager, where he studied under award-winning chef Trey Davidson.