Gerald Ford, CMC

Gerald Ford, CMC, is currently the Founder and Culinary Director of Legit Culinary Concepts, an organization that aims to improve the quality of life for chefs and culinarians around the world by providing tools and systems tested and developed with the experience of a master craftsman.

Most recently, Ford served as Executive Chef of the Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill, Ga. His impressive career also includes Executive Sous Chef roles at the Everglades Club (Palm Beach, Fla.) and Westchester Country Club (Rye, NY.). Ford has also worked in kitchens around the globe, including Moulin de Mougins in France, Asiate (New York City), Aujourd’hui (Boston), and Eleven Madison Park (New York City). While studying at the Culinary Institute of America he worked closely with Certified Master Chefs Ken Arnone, CMC, Russell Scott, CMC, and Olivier Andreini, CMC.

In 2017, Ford achieved the Certified Master Chef designation. He is also the Captain of the ACF National Culinary Olympic Team USA, a position earned in 2017.