Slade Rushing was born to be a chef and restaurateur. Growing up as the youngest of four, his life was all about food and manners. Not only did his mother cook, but his father, a real estate agent by day, was a hobby chef at night. Slade was fortunate to have the regional influence of Louisiana, as well as his home state of Mississippi to help develop his repertoire. And life was good; Slade had 96 acres to roam in his youth, with hunting and fishing at his back door.
For Slade, the college track was engineering at Mississippi State, until his migration to Johnson and Wales, luckily! (I bet engineering helps in the construction of those beautiful plates from MiLa.)
Team sports have always played an important part in Slade’s life: think football, basketball, baseball, and working hard in the kitchen with wife, Allison, also a talented chef, and their new baby.