Class of 1973
In events held at Florida Community College in Jacksonville recently, Chef Joseph Harrold, formerly of
Linwood and a 1973 graduate of Chichester High School, received the college’s top honor for
Outstanding Faculty Professor. Professor Harrold built the FCCJ culinary degree program from scratch,
developing a world-class faculty, curriculum, kitchen and culinary lab. In addition to building the
program, he is primarily responsible for the success of the Mallard Room, a fine-dining restaurant on
campus where student-chefs and managers get a taste of real-world experience in a five-star
Chef Harrold studied culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI next to celebrity
Chef Emeril Lagasse. In 2005, Chef Harrold was responsible for catering the celebrity suites at
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium for Super Bowl XXXIX. He created and prepared an all vegan menu for
Sir Paul McCartney, the halftime headliner, served former Presidents Clinton and Bush, while wowing
the likes of John Travolta, P. Diddy, and Ashton Kutcher with his culinary treats… All the while, he
cheered on his hometown team, the Philadelphia Eagles. “It took me, my staff and about 50 of my
students several days to prepare for the event, but it was very rewarding and a great experience for my
students, even though the Eagles couldn’t pull through… and yes, I had my Eagles jersey on under my
chef’s jacket”, said Harrold.
Chef Harrold said he is very honored to be recognized as the Outstanding Faculty Professor, and accepts
the award as a validation of all the creative energy and hard work on behalf of a lot of people in our
Culinary Arts program at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
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