Faces of FRC: Jonni Cheatwood, Bartender at North Italia

Faces of FRC

Jonni Cheatwood is not only a bartender at North Italia in Santa Monica, he’s also a world-renowned painter exhibiting works in shows from Australia to Beirut. Jonni began working at Fox Restaurant Concepts five years ago at Little Cleo’s in Phoenix, right around the time he picked up painting as a way to wind down from long shifts at the restaurant. As his Fox career flourished, moving from server to manager at the newly opened Culinary Dropout in Tempe, so did his painting. When he eventually decided to pursue art as a career he moved to Los Angeles and found a familiar place in the newly opened North Italia. When he’s not traveling the world showing his work, you can find him behind the bar at North Santa Monica.