Born in the center of France, Chef Roland Parny attended Saint-Amand-Montrond Cher culinary school in central France. His culinary experiences include: Tulbagh Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa; The Opera, Paris, France; Madison House, San Antonio, TX; Monmouth Plantation, Natchez, MS; Flamingo Cay Rod & Gun Club, Andros Island, Bahamas; and the Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, MS. He was instrumental in the inception and start-up of the national bakery/café chain, La Madeleine, and was owner/operator of his own restaurant, Chez Roland of Natchez, Mississippi. While employed with Mississippi State University, Chef Roland served as Executive Chef/Catering Manager. Chef Roland retired from his position at Mississippi State in the Spring of 2009 and relocated Fordland, Missouri. He has recently formed Chef Roland Enterprises, LLC, and is now the owner/chef of La Galette Berrichonne, a French bakery/café in Fordland.