Charles Carroll ’86
is the new president of the World Association of Chefs Societies.
Also known as Worldchefs, the organization is the global network of culinary federations dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of global cuisine. It encompasses more than 10 million chefs in 105 countries.
Chef Carroll was the graduation speaker at the San Antonio campus in January. He is executive chef at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston and is the creator of "Operation HOT (Honoring Our Troops)." With 21 celebrities and a support team, he brought a seven-hour Vegas-style show and home-cooked meal to 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in both 2011 and 2013.
Chef Carroll has received the American Culinary Federation's President's Medallion in four different decades
(1989, 1999, 2005, and 2014) as well as its national Chef's Professionalism and Sharing Culinary Traditions Awards