Albany Technical College Head Chef and Culinary Arts Program Chair Named as a 2018 Georgia Grown Executive Chef

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Albany Technical College Head Chef and Chair of the Culinary Arts program, Todd White, was recently named as a 2018 Georgia Grown Executive Chef. The honor was created by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Georgia Restaurant Association, to promote and foster relationships between chefs and farmers.

A native of Albany, Georgia, Todd White comes from a long line of farmers with nearly 20 years of experience in the culinary business. After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Culinary program and training at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead, White relocated to Savannah and began a 15-year career with Marriott, traveling around the country as one of their Senior Chefs.

Moving back to his hometown of Albany in 2011 with his wife and children, White wanted to share his passion and knowledge of food throughout Southwest Georgia by being involved with community events, as well as teaching and sharing his knowledge with the students at Albany Technical College.

With his new designation as a Georgia Grown Executive Chef, White will have the opportunity to be honored in the new class of Georgia Grown chefs at the Taste of Georgia event on February 21st at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta. This event will be attended by 300 state legislators and staff, Georgia Restaurant Association members and restaurateurs. Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will also be in attendance to honor the new class of Georgia Grown chefs.