Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Chef Green started his culinary career in his mother’s kitchen after being told that “if you’re going to eat the way you do, you will learn to cook”. So began a multi-nation hospitality journey that allows Chef Green to bring considerable experience to his instructional role at The Kirkwood Center for Hospitality Arts.
Prior to relocating to the USA in order to complete his Culinary Arts degree at Hocking Community College, Chef’s professional culinary experiences had been crafted in such prestigious Caribbean properties as the Ritz Carlton and Sandals Resorts. He gained valuable volume catering experience at the Ramada Inn, Nelsonville, Ohio and Chef Tournant experiences at the Naples Beach Club and Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. The completion of his Culinary Arts degree and the diversity of his various industry experiences led him toward the position of Banquet Chef at Hawks Cay Resort and Marina, FL.
Along with an ever-growing passion for food and quality service that developed in line with his professional career, Chef Green also developed an equal passion for teaching and instruction that led him toward starting a Culinary Academy at the Marathon High School, Marathon Cay, FL. It was in this position that Chef earned his first formal instructional recognition as First Year Teacher of the Year.
Relocating to Iowa in 2011, Chef Green joined The Hotel at Kirkwood as their Banquet Chef/Adjunct Instructor where he further refined the quality of volume food service within the AAA Four Diamond-rated full service hotel property that provides valuable practical training experience for hospitality students. After several years in that position Chef Green made the transition to full-time instructor where he continues to instruct a variety of both classroom and kitchen courses.