Roanoke College

Chef Bob

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Robert H. Prophet, affectionately called "Chef Bob" by Roanoke students, is the executive chef at Roanoke College and has been involved in the Culinary Arts for over 32 years. After graduating from Northside High School, Chef Bob received his associates' degree in Occupational Studies at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Throughout the years, Chef Bob gained knowledge in French cuisine, American-continental cuisine, and has also worked with Greek and German dishes. Working as Chef of the Gaslight Restaurant on Hilton Head, S.C., he had the opportunity to open the company's new restaurant, The Oyster Bar. Chef Bob later joined the staff at Café Europa Restaurant on Hilton Head where he started exerting his skills as executive chef.

He brought his wide range of experiences to Roanoke College in 1992, where he has added variety and uniqueness to every facet of Dining Services.