Center Stage at the Alhambra with Chef DeJuan Roy
While growing up in Chicago, Chef DeJuan Roy knew what he wanted to do with his life. He spent his teens working in the kitchens of various restaurants, and joined the Army as a cook.
While stationed in Europe, he began to successfully compete in culinary Olympic events – and enjoyed it so much that he knew the direction of his life would be creating culinary masterpieces in restaurant kitchens.
After returning to Chicago, he attended culinary school and worked in some restaurants. During that time, he met the love of his life, who was attending graduate school in the Windy City. When she got homesick for her family in Jacksonville, he followed her here. And for the last twenty-five years, he and his family have called Florida home.
Chef Roy says. “We get the job done and we have a good time while we’re doing it.”