Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, internationally experienced executive chef and owner of the Hockley Valley Resort and the Adamo Estate Winery, John-Paul (JP) Adamo ’99 has spent most of his life in the food and hospitality business. When did he know it was the right direction for him?
“I think it was Grade 2,” he laughs. “I was in Mrs. Sutherland’s after-school cooking club. My parents were in catering and had recently purchased a run-down resort property with the dream of offering a luxury experience. They knew how much passion and hard work were required to succeed in that industry, so they tried to persuade me to choose another life. But Mrs. Sutherland set me on my path!”