In this edition of Global Leader Radio, Keith Schroeder is host Alvin C. Miles’ in-studio guest. Keith details his perspectives on global leadership, the importance of tenacity and why food contributes to a ‘life well lived’!
Keith Schroeder / CEO, High Road Craft Ice Cream
After nearly 20 years in professional kitchens, High Road Craft Ice Cream Founder and CEO Keith Schroeder took his culinary prowess into the laboratory, where he crafts exquisite ice cream, gelato & sorbet for luxury retailers and fine restaurants throughout the nation.
After graduating top-of-class from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1995, Chef Schroeder went on to work for some of Atlanta’s finest chefs and restaurants, including the acclaimed Nikolai’s Roof and Riviera Restaurant. Schroeder took his culinary skills on the road, leading top kitchens in New York, San Diego and Los Angeles, in addition to spending time as Executive Chef and Instructor at New England Culinary Institute in Burlington, Vermont.
Schroeder completed his Executive MBA at Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in 2010, earning a spot in the prestigious honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. While at Coles, Schroeder and partner Hunter Thornton won the 2010 International New Ventures Competition at the University of Nebraska, earning sufficient seed capital to open High Road Craft Ice Cream.
Since launching the company in October 2010, Schroeder has led the company’s rapid growth, seeing High Road Craft Ice Cream onto the shelves of retailers like Whole Foods Markets, Dean & Deluca, The Fresh Market, and Harris Teeter. High Road’s products are quickly becoming staples at finer restaurants, resorts, and hotels around the world, and at sea as well. The company has been featured in EveryDay with Rachael Ray, People Magazine, USA Today, Southern Living, Cooking Light, Dairy Foods Magazine, and was recently nominated for a sofi™ Award, the specialty food industry’s top honor.
Schroeder is a dedicated and unconventional leader, who always shares his passion for food, culture, entrepreneurship, personal development, and life well lived. He is married to the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Nicki Schroeder (which makes for a good time), and has two wonderful children, Madison (14), and Jackson (12).
Contact Keith: (678) 701-7623, email@example.com
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