Chef Antoine Artis founded Artistic Soul Catering in 2015, in Asheville, NC. At a young age, he’d shown an affinity toward cooking. Spending countless hours in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother, he developed the passion which sparked his decision to create a unique brand for the masses to experience.
Antoine is a Navy veteran. He has lived abroad, and also traveled to many different countries. His natural flair and creativity was further inspired by the different cuisines he’d tasted throughout his many travels.
Chef received formal culinary training at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach. He has also earned a Master of Science in Quality Management from the New England College of Business (formerly the National Graduate School of Quality Management). In 2017 at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Antoine completed the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) which offered cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans. He is also a graduate of the Emory University Goizueta Business School’s Start:ME program, and most recently of the 2021 PROOF Business Incubator.
In the Summer of 2021, ASC was an early grantee of The PepsiCo Foundation and National Urban League's $10M Black Restaurant Accelerator Program. In addition to Chef's kitchen prowess, he is a qualified Food Safety Instructor and Proctor. His clients include Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and Tyler Perry Studios.
Philadelphia born and Virginia Beach raised, Antoine is a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan (FLY EAGLES FLY). He enjoys travelling, and spending time with family and loved ones. Volunteerism plays an important role in Antoine’s life. He has been a primary respondent to many crises world and local, including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Flint water crisis, and also the 2017 hurricanes affecting mainland USA and Puerto Rico.