John C. Metz, Jr.

As executive chef, CEO and co-founder of Marlow’s Tavern, the Woodall and Sterling Culinary Management, Metz is highly skilled at developing and operating successful restaurant companies.

As the executive chef, co-founder and CEO of several Atlanta-area and Florida concepts, including the Woodall, Marlow’s Tavern and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management, Metz has over 30 years of restaurant and hospitality experience. Named an “Atlanta 2020 Most Admired CEO” by Atlanta Business Chronicle, he has a strong presence in the local community and shares the Full Course team’s deep commitment to education and redefining the future of the hospitality industry. Metz began his career at some of New York’s finest restaurants before serving as executive chef and executive director of research and development for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide.