Roman Coley Davis, a native of Denton, Georgia, is a disabled combat veteran who medically retired from the Army following a lengthy deployment to Afghanistan, where he served as a Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Collector.
After his retirement from active duty, Roman used his GI Bill to attend culinary school, and graduated from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Chef Roman began cooking in some of America’s finest kitchens and has a career of service in James Beard award-winning food & beverage operations.
Chef Roman currently serves as a member of the Faculty for Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, in Bentonville, Arkansas, is a member of The James Beard Foundation, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
During his career, Roman has appeared on Bravo T.V.’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” as a featured guest chef, Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen, and was the recipient of APSCU’s 2012 GREAT Award.
As a passionate social activist, and former hungry kid, Chef Roman serves on the Social Council for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which aims to end child hunger in the U.S. Roman is a staunch supporter of initiatives which create awareness about the 16 million kids in America who are food insecure.
Continuing his service to our nation, Roman is a tireless advocate for disabled combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, through his support of and advocacy for the U.S. Special Forces Association, The Fisher House, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.