Chef Chad Getchel has been a vital member of the River Oaks family since 2012. He began cooking in Lansing, Michigan at age 16. After high school Chad pursued a career in music all the while working in restaurants and building his training in cuisines ranging from Greek to Japanese, American and Italian.
In 2008 Getchel left the music scene and devoted 100% of his time to cooking. He attended Sullivan University in Lexington, Kentucky where he applied his creativity and passion to all things food and received an Associate degree in Culinary Arts.
Upon moving to Memphis in May 2012, Getchel joined the team at River Oaks, working alongside Master Chef Jose Gutierrez. Within a year, he was promoted to Sous Chef where he was able to let his creativity flourish creating weekly specials. In June 2016, Getchel was made Chef De Cuisine at River Oaks and now manages all daily kitchen operations with a staff of 15 members. He develops new menu ideas and specials while procuring the freshest and finest of ingredients.