Born in Lyon, France, Chef Romo is the youngest-ever US member of The French Culinary Academy (l’Académie Culinaire de France) and Master French Chef (Maîtres Cuisiniers de France) – one of just 65 French Master Chefs nationwide, and the only recipient in South Carolina. Both elite international assemblies comprise the most highly skilled chefs in techniques and traditions of the French culinary art.