Top Chef contestants. Zagat 30 Under 30 honorees. Michelin Star recipients.
These are just a few of the many amazing accomplishments of our talented alumni. Take a look at the success stories of some of the best and brightest.
Chef de Cuisine, Le Coucou
"A graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Justin Bogle got his start working for Chef Douglas Rodriguez at Alma de Cuba, the pioneering Cuban restaurant...Read More
Senior Manager, Area Support Culinary, Sodexo
David Boyle is Senior Manager, Area Support Culinary, for Sodexo. He guides the culinary program for a national account with nine locations in three states and the island of Puerto...Read More
Co-Owner, Bibou BYOB
"Charlotte Calmels is the charming and chatty GM and co-owner of Bibou, one of Philly's best restaurants. Calmels runs the countryside French bistro with her very talented husband/executive chef Pierre...Read More
Executive Chef, Lacroix
"Jonathan Cichon was named Executive Chef of Lacroix, the progressive, award-winning restaurant at The Rittenhouse hotel, in fall 2010. Known as one of Philadelphia's top rising star chefs, Cichon seamlessly...Read More
CEO, Fuel Recharge Yourself, Inc.
"'I started working in restaurants at 13 and I fell in love with it...I came from an Italian family where food was always number one. In high school, I realized...Read More
Chef, Consultant, On-Air Personality
"Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian family. Those experiences introduced him to...Read More
Head of Culinary, Campbell Soup Co.
Chef Gamble leads the culinary team behind the famous Campbell Soup Company. She ensures that a strong culinary influence is embedded throughout the organization and partners with business leaders to...Read More
"Before starting Helm with friend and business partner Kevin D'Egidio, the pair used to talk about opening their own place while driving back from work along North Fifth Street. Rehabbing...Read More
Executive Chef/Owner, Forsythia
"One of Philadelphia’s most exciting chefs, Christopher Kearse was born to cook. As the second-oldest of eight children (along with twin brother, Michael), Chris was always interested in what was...Read More
Executive Chef, Kimpton Hotel Monaco
Caitlin Mateo is the executive chef of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia, a multi-venue operation that includes a high-volume bi-level restaurant, a nightlife venue, 24-hour in-room dining, and banquets...Read More
Executive Chef, St. Anselm, 2013 Top Chef Finalist
"Originally from Ukiah, California, Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s first exposure to cooking came at Plowshares, a non-profit community dining hall her parents...Read More
Owner, Di Bruno Bros.
"Emilio is a third generation owner at Di Bruno Bros. and serves as the Vice President of Culinary Pioneering. He’s always on the quest for the latest and greatest eats...Read More
Owner, Pat's King of Steaks
"In 1930, Pat Olivieri and his brother invented the cheesesteak. Nearly 90 years later, Pat’s great-nephew Frank Olivieri runs the iconic South Philly shop, selling a ton of sandwiches 24 hours a...Read More
Owner, StrEATS of Philly Food Tours
"Trained at the prestigious Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chef Jacqueline Peccina-Kelly is a professional chef...Read More
General Manager, Domb Marquis
"Although she worked with high-end steakhouses Barclay Prime and Butcher & Singer during her six-year tenure with STARR Restaurants, it wasn’t too difficult for Soda to make the switch to veggies-only fast-casual chain, HipCityVeg. When...Read More
Owner, Geno's Steaks
"Geno’s was founded by one of Philly’s own, Joey Vento, in 1966. The man had two boxes of steaks, a few hot dogs, and $6 in his pocket when he...Read More
Corporate Sales Manager, The Westin Mount Laurel
"I've always been personable. My mother always said that growing up, I'd go on vacation and make friends with everybody. I've always had that outgoing, personable nature and it's something...Read More