Keith Shroeder

Culinary Arts

CEO of High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet
The Art Institute of Atlanta

Art Institute of Atlanta alumni Keith Schroeder

My education opened the door to opportunities [in the culinary industry]. Keith Shroeder , CEO of High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet
Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts , 1995 , The Art Institute of Atlanta

CEO of High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet

Keith Schroder is the CEO of High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet, located in Marietta, Georgia. He’s responsible for developing the executive team at the company and says that there is no “typical” day at his job. Keith is working toward his goal of turning the brand into a $100 million company. “That’s a stretch from where we are now but we have the talent and team to make it happen.”

He describes the culinary industry as challenging. “You’re engaged in constant challenges—itemizing them [is difficult]. Just focus on where you want to go, and go there.” He adds that the best advice he can give to young culinary artists is to “put your nose down and refuse to quit. You [have to be] committed.”

Keith, who in 1995 earned an Associate in Arts in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, says that his education opened the door to opportunities within the culinary industry. He adds that the school’s career services department helped him to secure his first job at the local Hilton hotel restaurant. Keith believes that his work is a constant and ongoing reward. “Enjoy the challenge so you have a constant source of excitement.”

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