Visiting Chef Keith Taylor Stresses Standards and Solutions to Culinary Institute of Virginia Graduating Class
Take a look at the back of Chef Keith Taylor’s chef’s jacket, and you’ll find four words. Eat. Love. Share. Soul. These four words are the cornerstone of his remarkable culinary career. Currently the chef and owner of Zachary’s BBQ & Soul in Norristown, PA, Taylor uses the totality of his decades long career to create a restaurant that embodies those words.
A former Army Airborne Ranger, after he left the military, Taylor decided to attend Cornell and The Culinary Arts Institute to pursue what would be a lifelong pursuit. After graduation, he was recruited by Walt Disney World’s Restaurant and Resorts Division to work at their top tier hotels on the property, and was always asking himself, “What’s the next challenge? What’s the next thing?”