The American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Chicago Chapter of Chefs of Cuisine, Inc., recognized Chef Joe Randall, Chef/Owner of Chef Joe Randall’s Cooking School, as its 2013 Lifetime Honorary Member. During the organization’s annual board dinner, held on Dec. 2 at Kendall College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, Chef Joe received this great honor for his lifetime commitment to the culinary profession and hospitality industry. The eventful evening brought together Chicago area chefs who proudly celebrated the unheralded contributions Chef Joe has made to the world of culinary arts. Specifically through his work to further serve as a catalyst for all people, particularly a younger generation of professional chefs. Such efforts have supported the many facets of the food and hospitality industry and its existence as a viable path for the pursuance of a meaningful and prestigious career. “To be recognized by other chefs is perhaps the highest compliment a chef can receive,” said Randall. “You’re only as good as you’re seen by the eyes of your peers.”
At Chef Joe Randall’s Cooking School, for more than 13 years, he has shared his passion for southern food and culture with the Savannah metropolitan region and beyond. He preaches the gospel of authentic southern cuisine to all comers. The success of the school is a credit to Chef Joe’s great love of southern cuisine, the city of Savannah and his efforts to share the historically accurate heritage of southern culture with visitors from all over the world.
Chef Joe Randall is the owner of a nationally acclaimed cooking school in Savannah, Ga. He is a 50 year veteran of the hospitality and food service industry. The depth and range of his experience and his dedication to professional excellence, has earned him the respect of professional chefs as well as restaurant managers and owners.