In December of 2008 Chef Mitchell became the first African American Chef Instructor at the Culinary Institute of Charleston located within Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina.
Chef Mitchell was Chef Coordinator for Nat Fuller’s Feast, a recreation of a banquet held in Charleston in 1865 by renowned chef and caterer Nat Fuller. The original feast, held at Fuller’s famous Bachelor’s Retreat restaurant, was the first to bring together both black and white patrons to break bread in a celebration of the end of the Civil War.
In 2019 Chef Mitchell and Dr. David Shields were contracted by the University of South Carolina Press to write an illustrated guide to South Carolina food--dishes and ingredients. Mitchell and Shields have collaborated on several projects dealing with culinary history and ingredient restoration.
In 2019 Chef was appointed by the governor of the state of South Carolina as an South Carolina Ambassador. As a chef ambassador Chef Mitchell promotes authentic culinary experiences and the incorporation of buying local into everyday meal planning. While bringing the tastes of the state to diners from across the state.
This is one of the great books that features some of the most talented black chefs in the country. Chef Randall has been a mentor of mine since my early days as a student at the Culinary Institute of America.