John is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Miami. After graduating, Chef John moved to Atlanta where he worked at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel during the 96’ Olympics, before moving to Kroger Co., to manage the Kroger School of Cooking. There he went on to develop programs for the Deli Restaurant departments including recipe and program development for the Kroger Co.
John is a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Executive Chef Administrator with the American Culinary Federation (ACF).
He has been on the Board of Directors for the ACF, Atlanta Chapter since 2001. He is the recipient of the 2002 and 2007 ACF Humanitarian of the Year Award and the 2010 ACF Presidential Award. He is the recipient of the 2007 World Chef’s Scholarship Foundation International Citizenship Award. Chef John is the President of the Georgia Environmental Health Association Foundation.
He is also a Certified Food Safety Professional registered with the National Environmental Health Association, and trains on Food Safety for the Kroger Atlanta Marketing area. Chef John has appeared on many local T.V. networks as well as Radio Stations with Food Tips and Advice.