MEET DINA DELEASA-GONSAR
New Jersey Food Influencer, Blogger and Home Cook Dina Deleasa-Gonsar is the face behind The Dish It Girl brand. Her first taste of fame was when she appeared with her famous family on the E! Network series Married to Jonas. Dina appeared alongside her younger sister Danielle and brother-in-law Kevin Jonas of the Grammy nominated pop group The Jonas Brothers. It was on the reality show that Dina shared peeks into her big Italian family’s Sunday dinners, celebrations and holiday meals while at the helm of the kitchen with her mom Angela. @angeladeleasa
This opened up a whole new world for Dina as she went from school counselor to reality star to popular TV Cook. She soon started making the rounds on daytime talk shows sharing her family traditions and easy home cooked recipes; Grandma’s Chicken Marsala with Pancetta Cream Sauce, Lemon Grass, Leak and Garlic Mussels, Pasta Punttanesca with Capers and Kalamata Olives and Creamy Spinach and Sausage Lasagna.
Beating out thousands of cooks and foodie applicants, Dina won Hallmark’s Home and Family’s Best Home Cook Contest In America. It was her Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Icing and Candid Bacon dish that won the producers over. She then went on to cook on Fox and Friends, Pix 11 in New York and Good Day Philadelphia. Dina also appeared on Varney & Co. on Fox Business Network, Dailymail.com, Celebrity TV and Red Lobster’s digital on-camera Endless Shrimp Campaign.
NEW JERSEY FOOD INFLUENCER, FOOD BLOGGER & ON-CAMERA HOME COOK
As a Food Influencer with 118K+ Instagram followers, Dina has worked with many impressive food and kitchen brands by creating delicious recipes and beautiful social media content; Pepsi, BarkTHINS, Ritz Crackers, Barefoot Wine, Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Boursin Cheese, Pirates Booty, T-fal Pots and Pans, All-Clad Cookware, Smuckers and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Dina also contributes original recipes to Today.com, FabFitFun.com, TheDailyMail.com, Live Naturally Magazine, Hidden Hills Magazine and Cooks Magazine.
Many of Dina’s fans and Jersey neighbors can learn how to cook The Dish It Girl way. She teaches hands on cooking classes in Madison New Jersey at Healthy Italia La Buona Cucina Cooking School.
After the birth of her daughter Dina found a new way to bring together her audience by providing an honest look at motherhood. She’s open about her postpartum struggles and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experience. She’s dedicated to her #notaninstamom movement where she aims to share the not so Instagram perfect moments of pregnancy and giving birth.
Dina’s two favorite taste testers is her husband Brian and their adorable two-year old daughter Siena. Along with her big family consisting of the Jonas’, Deleasa’s and the Gonsar’s, she continues to inspire home cooks to create meals that become the centerpieces for building family memories.