The camp will offer an experiential education in hospitality and restaurant operations management, as well as culinary arts.Through this effort, Garvin hopes to aid in breaking down the diversity barriers within the cooking industry.Additionally, his memoir, The Making of A Chef, has been sold to HBO as a series and is soon expected to be released. His production company, One Bite Productions, will soon begin producing several distinct made-for-television programs.
Garvin’s success as a chef, author, entrepreneur and television host did not happen overnight.
Being raised by a single mother and surrounded by four sisters, the determined 13-year-old Garvin traded after-school football practice for a job at The Old Vinings Inn in Atlanta, soaping dishes while soaking up the inner workings of a high-end kitchen operation.
Two years later, he became the youngest cook at the downtown Ritz-Carlton, where he worked after school and during the summer.
Garvin Spices, and is currently working on national distribution as well as a line of barbecue sauces, vinaigrettes and a two-step frozen ravioli brand.
To further make an indelible mark on the culinary world, Garvin is working passionately on his culinary boot camp for kids ages 16 to 19 through the One Bite at a Time Foundation.
Plans for a series of cooking DVDs brought him to the attention of TV One in early 2004, where his sophisticated simplicity and infectious enthusiasm seemed perfect for a new network looking to bring a broad range of lifestyle programming and entertainment to the tremendously passionate food audience. With restaurants on both coasts victory on Top Chef and a cookbook on the way the Voltaggio brothers are two of the hottest young chefs in the country.