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Culinary School Stories

62 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Colin Roche, PhD, MBA, CEC, CCE, FMP, CHEWebsite

Culinary School Stories is a podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Every week we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impa… read more

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Story #038 - Adam Roy

GUEST’S NAME: Adam Roy

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL

BIO: Chef Adam Roy was born and raised in Chicago, IL, USA. He started his career as a dishwasher in a small 9 table restaurant in his hometown of Frankfort, Illinois. He continued working there for many years and eventually took over as chef. After working in various other food and beverage establishments, he decided to attend culinary school and enrolled in the nearby Joliet Junior College where he earned an associate degree in Culinary Arts.

After graduating from Joliet Junior College, he worked his way around the United States including being employed as a pastry cook in Chicago and a hot kitchen cook at the famous Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire. Eventually the travel itch took over and he took a private chef’s position on a luxury yacht that sailed the Mediterranean Sea including stops in Greece, France, Italy and Spain.

His career continued in other areas of the globe when he was hand selected for a mini-ambassadorship and a 1-year exchange program in Germany, which is where Chef Roy learned the German language. Enjoying Europe, Chef Roy accepted a 1-year position in Zurich, Switzerland at the Dolder Grand Hotel. He then returned home to the United States before joining Holland America Line where he cooked on large cruise ships traveling the globe, from Russia and Northern Europe, to Hawaii and South America.

Eventually Chef Roy left the ships and moved to Singapore where he worked while attend a 3-week Asian cooking school, learning traditional Chinese Dim Sum, Chinese BBQ, Thai Cuisine as well as Chinese Vegetarian and Regional Cuisines. This led to a job working as a chef de cuisine with the Novotel group in Bangkok, Thailand and then various chefs position working for the Shangri-la Hotel Group in 5 different hotels located in Oman, Malaysia and China for close to 10 years. In total, Chef Roy has lived overseas for more than 20 years and has worked in almost every hospitality industry situation one could imagine. During this time, he also earned his bachelors and Master of Science in Hospitality Management remotely from Florida International University. 

EMAIL: chefaroy@hotmail.com

WEBSITE: https://chefaroy.wixsite.com/mysite/about

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Individuals can also donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef

If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.

Companies & Businesses interested in advertising or sponsoring the podcast, please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com

ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!

From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

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Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions)

CSS Podcast Website: http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com

Chef Educator Podcast Website: http://www.chefeducator.com

Main Website: http://www.chefroche.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrChefColin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrProfessorChef

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChefRoche

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CulinarySchoolStories

NOTE: If you want to share your culinary school story in a future episode, all you have to do is go to http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com and download the guest questionnaire at the bottom of that page. Once you fill it out, email it back to us. After we review it, we will be back in touch to set up a date and time to talk!

MUSIC: "Family Montage" by Biz Baz Studio, YouTube Audio Library

Culinary School Stories is a proud member of the Food Media Network!

Copyright 2021



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