Chef John Szymanski
The Kroger Co
John is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Miami. While attending Johnson & Wales University, John enjoyed catering in the Miami area. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, John moved to Atlanta to work at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel for the 96' Olympics. He then took a position at the Kroger Co., managing the Kroger School of Cooking. He went on to develop programs for the Deli / Restaurant departments at Kroger. John works in recipe and new program development for the Kroger Company.
John is a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Executive Chef Administrator with the American Culinary Federation.
He has been on the Board of Directors for the American Culinary Federation for the last 12 years.
He has held a position as the National Chairperson for Public Relations and Communication for the Chef and Child Foundation - South Eastern Region
He is the recipient of the 2002 and 2007 Humanitarian of the year award through the American Culinary Federation.
He is the recipient of the 2007 International Citizenship Award from World Chef's Scholarship Foundation as well as Chef Of the Year 2011
He received the Presidential Award from The American Culinary Federation Atlanta Chapter in 2010.
Board of Directors - HEFG Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia
Member Governance Board - Fulton County Schools
Chef John is the President of the Georgia Environmental Health Association Foundation.
V.P. of the Georgia Association of Food Protection.