Anthony Head is a role model for so many and his story will not only captivate you but it will also inspire you to become the best version of yourself.
After growing up in Dayton, Ohio, around violence in a home surrounded by crack-cocaine, Anthony lost both his parents and then both of his foster parents by the time he left for college on a football scholarship to Ball State University where he eventually left the team during his freshman season. Anthony blocked out his early depression to become one of the brightest business school graduates along with becoming Vice President of the Student Government Association. As an underdog, he pursued a career as an NFL football player in his early 20s.
During a visit back to his hometown, Anthony was mistakenly identified for a criminal on the run because of the color of his skin, tased seven times, and spent 30 days in the county jail. While Anthony has successfully pursued a career in business consulting, he developed a passion for cooking which has led him to obtain his culinary degree, work alongside celebrity chefs, win numerous culinary awards and recently design and open a new restaurant.
Anthony was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating from Ball State University, Anthony worked in the healthcare industry as a consultant. While managing his personal life and a family, he attended culinary school and he quickly ascended the culinary ranks to Executive Chef.
Anthony has won many accolades and honors over the past 10 years including "Restaurant of the Year" by the local chamber of commerce, Miami Valley's 40 under 40 business professionals by the Dayton Business Journal and "People's Choice Award" at the Taste of Miami Valley. Throughout his professional cooking career, Chef Head has incorporated updated, healthier interpretations of traditional comfort foods of the American South and the fusion of international flavor profiles.
As an educator and lifelong learner, Anthony leads a monthly cooking segment on Dayton's NBC affiliate, WDTN. And most recently, he has opened his first restaurant of his own called Chicken Head's (formerly named "The Chicken Spot").