Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Julius (Jay) Roberts
I am native born to Mingo County, West Virginia. I was born in Williamson on December 30, 1944. I attended West Williamson Elementary School and later Williamson High School. I am a graduate of Tennessee Temple University with a degree in music.
I still have a passion for music and an even greater passion for food. It was that passion for food that led me to Tug Valley High School as the instructor in the ProStart Program. ProStart is a 2 year curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for the study of the foundations of restaurant management and culinary arts. Tug Valley also offers elective courses in Baking and Pastry, Foodservice Management and Hospitality Services.
My culinary and hospitality experience was as owner of a catering company in Dallas, TX for 17 years. After that I worked as catering director and general manager of a hotel for 15 years. For the past 4 years I have had the privilege of teaching at Tug Valley.