I have been in the culinary industry for over twelve years.I come from an Italian background and always watched my grandparents growing up and was always raised with the logic you have to love what you do for your career. Not long after i realized I was born with a natural talent in culinary arts and grew to love absolutely everything about the industry.I started off washing dishes and over the years worked my way up to sous chef and will continue to grow to where i want to be. In 2014 I was a contestant on Hell's Kitchen featuring Gordon Ramsey. I didn't do as well as I wanted to but it was a learning experience and I will not give up and i will try out again. And use the show as another stepping stone to further my career. I currently work at the University Club of Boston. If i could give one piece of advice to my fans, friends, and family it would be to never give up on your dreams and don't let anyone tell you something is impossible if you work hard and put your mind to something you can achieve anything you want in life hard work pays off and good things happen to good people.
Co-Owner of Spirits on Bourbon and Turtle Bay on Decatur St. Steve hails from Freehold, New Jersey. He attended Rowan University (formerly Glassboro State) and Steve decided to work in the bar business – go figure. What better place to do that than the bar capital of the nation – New Orleans. He married Sharon and lives in the "quiet" French Quarter. Steve and Brad worked together for many years at another establishment and decided to take a leap of faith opening Turtle Bay on Decatur together. Steve took a figurative beating on Bar Rescue and kept on ticking. He is often Brad's scapegoat but really is the backbone and diligent manager of Spirits.
My name is Christina Scoleri (43), Born and raised in Chicago's little Italy, (Taylor Street). I am formally known on VH1'S ChicagoMobwives (2012).
Cooking Italian dishes for about 20 years.
I have specialized in the dairy free cuisine for the last 10 years.
I am in the process of finishing writing a diary free Italian cookbook. My Daughter Daniella (11) has suffered from a milk allergy since she was born. We have experienced a journey together that would test our strength, growth and capabilities. As a mom my heart bleeds for her watching her being left out because of a food allergy. Determined to have my daughter experience and enjoy all the Italian traditions I grew up with. I have converted my families traditional Italian dishes I learned from my mom and family members through the years into dairy free.
Co-Owner of Spirits on Bourbon which was the premier episode of season Three of Bar Rescue. He was also brought back for season 4 hurricane Sandy episode. Spirits on Bourbon episode was one of if not the most successful Bar Rescue. Brad is currently working on three projects that are in production.
Brad is a Waynesville, Missouri native and Brad graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Criminal Justice. He is the owner of many businesses, including Turtle Bay on Decatur, Tavern on Vets, Spirits on Bourbon, Bohannan-Hybner Publishing which has songs cut by Easton Corbin, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle, Tracy Lawrence, Colt Ford, Kevin Fowler, Josh Abott and Pat Green. Brad is the voice of Spirits, but prefers to think of himself as the "personality" of Spirits. Whatever!
Danni Boatwright has literally traveled around the world as a much in demand international model. She has had the opportunity to travel and work in Italy, England, Germany, France, South Africa, Australia, and even Tunisia. She was chosen to be on STAR SEARCH as spokes-model contestant. At age seventeen, she was the youngest ever chosen to appear on the show in this category. Danni has also appeared in numerous TV and print ads for such clients as Doritos, Sonic, Bio-Silk Hair Products, and swimsuit designers too numerous to mention. Her career has also taken her to Hollywood where she appeared on the Dudley Moore show "DAD'S GIRLS" and she is most known for winning "SURVIVOR GUATEMALA." But, with all of these accomplishments, her passion has been and will always be SPORTS. Danni was a high school athlete who competed in basketball, volleyball, cross country, and track. She continues active in sports today, having competed in the Nashville "Music City Marathon."
Danni has been one of the co-anchors of THE FANTASY SHOW which aired on ESPN 2, a host with INTERSPORT in Chicago where she was the host of CELEBTV, and the CBS Specials "The Ten Greatest College Shooters of all Time" and "The March Madness Coaches' Show." She has covered the American Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe, was featured on ESPN CLASSIC as well as THE FANTASY SHOW, and has been a host on numerous sports talk shows in the Kansas City area. For all of her teenage and adult life, Danni dreamed of hosting a TV sports show where she could talk sports, sports, and more sports!
Because of her sports background, she is not only interested in the major sports such as NFL football, Major League Baseball, and NBA Basketball but also college sports and such diverse sports as rodeo and track. It would be impossible for Danni to choose a favorite sport. Her fanaticism depends on the season! Danni has taken her love for sports and fashion and started SIDELINE CHIC, a customizable "sport" apparel company. This hip, sporty, edgy, girl company is perfect for women of all ages to support their athletes on game day and support themselves with a little extra "cha-ching" by joining the SIDELINE team. Danni and her husband Casey Wiegmann are living in Kansas City and have two vivacious young children, Bo and Stone.