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Carolina Food Co.

Our Team

Jon Amador

Title: Executive Chef
Department: Dining
Carolina Food Co.
Phone: 803-576-5715
Office: Honeycomb Cafe


Chef Jon accredits the start to his culinary life to his first job washing dishes at the age of 15, in the Italian Restaurants at which his brothers were chefs. He worked his way up the chain at this restaurant, deciding this was his calling in life. He then moved on to work in country clubs, baseball stadiums, other restaurants; eventually landing a position as Sous Chef at Winthrop University where he spent 2 years before being promoted to Chef at Salem Academy & College. Now, Chef Jon is thrilled to be a part of the team at The University of South Carolina.