Charles â€œChipâ€ Roman has been cooking since he was three years old. His love of culinary arts grew with age, and he attended Drexel Universityâ€™s Culinary Arts program while also earning a business degree. While in school, Chef Roman studied with some of Philadelphiaâ€™s most respected and best-known chefs, including Marc Vetri, Georges Perrier and Daniel Stern.
Le Bec Fin, where Chip worked for a total of five years, offered him a scholarship to study at Drexel University. Upon graduation, Chip continued to work as a chef at Le Bec Fin, working his way up to sous chef and saucier.