Chef Jamie Keating

Jamie Keating is the Chef/Owner of Four Diamond AAA award winning EPIC Restaurant located in Columbus, Georgia. EPIC is the first restaurant to ever receive this highly esteemed award in the city of Columbus, which opened in August of 2012. He also owns and operates JAMIE KEATING CULINARY, a premier catering company in the southeast and former management team of The RiverMill Event Centre in Columbus, Georgia.


Jamie obtained his culinary degree from Paul Smith’s College, located in the Adirondacks of New York and the Culinary Institute at Greystone in California. He gained international expertise through a position at Arpege, a Michelin 3 Star Restaurant in France and studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. He is a member of the 2008 ACF United States Culinary Olympic Team and triple gold medalist of the Kochunhunst, Austerlang. Chef Keating has been featured several times on the Food Network and in many culinary and national publications.


Chef Jamie Keating, CEC began his culinary career with Hyatt Hotels in Atlanta, Georgia, Hilton Head, South Carolina and New Brunswick, New Jersey. Before opening Jamie Keating Culinary and Epic Restaurant, he was the Executive Chef at The Milliken Guest House in LaGrange, Georgia.


He resides in LaGrange, Georgia with his wife, Melissa (Rostak) Keating of 24 years. They have four children: Christopher (21), Nicholas (19), Jack (16) and Katie Louise (14).