ALBANY, GEORGIA – 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.

About Albany Technical College

A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to or become a fan on Facebook at or on Twitter at You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel by visiting

About Georgia Grown

The Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program provides a powerful branding tool, as well as education, marketing and business connections to expand agribusinesses and the agricultural industry throughout the state. Learn more or join Georgia Grown at