Chef JackieJacquelyn Radell

Armed with only a high school diploma, I embarked on a new career at forty-nine. My choice was foodservice; eventhough I had almost no experience in the field.

My plan was to attend classes at the local community college; and get an Associate degree in Restaurant Management while working in the industry. I was filled with trepidation at first, because it had been thirty years since I attended school.

Although it was trying at times, I did manage to survive that first semester. Soon I begin to enjoy my time at school, and my time at work. This seemed to be my calling.

While working, I found myself performing various tasks: serving, catering, cooking, baking,etc. As a result, production became more fascinating to me. This led me to culinary arts. Finally, I received my Bachelor degree ten years after first going back to school.


  • Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Restaurant and Food Service Management, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, August 13, 1999.
  • Associate in Applied Science, cum laude, Culinary Arts, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, May 12, 1995.
  • Associate in Applied Science, Restaurant Management, Del Mar College,Corpus Christi, Texas August 25, 1991.


  • Del Mar College STRA Advisors Award (Student Chapter of Texas Restaurant Association)
  • Del Mar College Restaurant Management Hall of Excellence 1990.
  • Gold Medal at the Del Mar College Hall of Excellence Culinary Arts Salon May 4, 1994.
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges 1990-91
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges 1996-97.

Christian Fish

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal live. John 3:16 (NIV)

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