Chef Robyn McArthur

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management, General Education

Instructor Robyn McArthur
Location: Austin, Texas
Favorite Dish: Gumbo

“Students need to understand the process it takes to get an onion from the dirt all the way to your restaurant. Then they’re going to be less likely to waste, and they're going to support their local economies and local farmers.”

Chef Robyn McArthur


Executive Chef Robyn has assisted in achieving many awards, including five stars and five diamonds, and attended the James Beard House. She’s served as a chef de cuisine, a chef de tournade, and a food truck owner-operator.

Chef Robyn not only put herself through school while working in kitchens, but she has also owned her own restaurant, Caraway Café & Catering, with clients including Food Network, QVC, Ralph Lauren, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, and The Today Show.

Her vast experience, plus two degrees and two certifications, makes Chef Robyn a valuable asset to the Escoffier faculty. She’s a member of Disciples d’Escoffier, participant in food and wine festivals across the country, and advocate for diversity in the industry.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Certified
  • Disciples d'Escoffier
  • Best New Restaurant - Savannah Morning News
  • Best of Savannah - Savannah Magazine
  • Featured Wedding Caterer - Savannah Magazine
  • Winner - Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, Girl Scouts of America
  • Featured Chef and Restaurant - Delta Sky Magazine
  • 3rd place - Gingerbread Competition, Festival of Trees, Atlanta, GA
  • 2nd Place - 31st Annual Chilly Chili & BBQ Cook-Off

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Owner & Executive Chef - Caraway Café & Catering
  • Chef de Cuisine - City Grill
  • Chef de Tournade - Charleston Grill
  • Owner Operator - Java Junction Food Truck


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
  • Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University
  • Pâtisserie Certification, École Lenôtre-Plaisir, France

In The News

Austin Executive Chef: Robyn McArthur

Escoffier King of Chefs Blog, 11/8/2013

Special Interests

Painting and photography.

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