Chef John V. Johnson CEC, CCE, AAC, has been in the food service industry for over 30 years. His experience includes opening the Brass Elephant Restaurant in Baltimore and being the executive chef at Rolling Road Golf Club and Great Occasions Catering. John has taught culinary arts for the past 21 years with the Howard County Public School System, Carver Center for Arts and Technology, and Johnson & Wales University in Denver. He is currently teaching at Anne Arundel Community College’s Hospitality, Culinary Arts & Tourism Institute. John is a Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, the National Honor Society of the American Culinary Federation. John was the Maryland ProStart Teacher of the Year in 2004 and the Colorado Chef Educator of the Year in 2006. He graduated Cum Laude from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications. His enthusiastic love of food fuels his energy for teaching. In his spare time, John enjoys golf, scuba diving and skiing.