Executive chef and owner of Blue Chip Catering, Charles Mallory is a native of Daytona Beach, FL. He started his culinary adventure at Daytona Beach Community College, and then transferred to Bethune-Cookman University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management in 2000. After working and receiving additional training and experience in the industry, he enrolled at Orlando Culinary Academy’s prestigious Le Cordon Bleu program in Orlando, FL in 2004. Here he learned the fundamental skills about cooking and baking. He earned his Associates in Science degree in Culinary Arts with honors.
Immediately following graduation, He worked for Stonewood Grill and Tavern, then three years with Americrown Service Corporation in their fast paced catering division. He was recruited as Head Chef of the Executive Kitchen in the NASCAR building in Daytona Beach, FL in 2006. He was in charge of writing recipes and menus, along with preparing meals daily for executives, such as Jim & Brian France and a host of others.
After working in the Executive kitchen of NASCAR for a year he was approached about a restaurant venture being put together in Daytona Beach by NBA Superstar Vince Carter and his mother, Dr. Michelle Carter-Scott. He and Chef Tom Papa, a local caterer, helped to develop the menu, recipes and kitchen layout for Vince Carter’s Restaurant. Along with making decisions on equipment purchased for the kitchen, he was one of three Operation Chefs of the restaurant. After 6 months he was Head Operations Chef of the restaurant. After 2yrs and 6 months with the restaurant, he left to finish his MBA from Strayer University, with honors.
He is owner and operator of Blue Chip Catering, Consulting and Personal Chef Services. Services also include cooking classes and menu consulting. Blue Chip Catering specializes in a range of recipes of American, Asian, Caribbean, and Italian cuisine. Through his business, clientele includes business executives, doctors, lawyers and professional athletes. Chef Charles Mallory has won numerous awards as well as had work appear in various magazines and newspapers. He has also done consultation work for many projects through his business. Over the past several years Chef Mallory has also participated in various fundraisers including a $30,000 a plate dinner for President Obama for his re-election campaign in 2012 at Vince Carter’s Home. Some other events include Taste of Orlando in 2007, 2008 and 2009, the Vince Carter Poker Tournament, UNICF Telethon and various other events. His hard work and persistence has enabled him to be successful in this industry.