Rick Whorf (below) has passed away, but he will always be remembered as a good father, friend, and partner.
He will always be missed!
Link to ‘The Times’ – Executive chef worked his way up the food chain
Rick is from Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Georgia State University in 1981. He started his career at CNN and worked for multiple radio and television stations over the years as an on-air sports anchor.
In 1988, he founded Solar Shield, Inc. and was President for 14 years. Solar Shield manufactured insulation products domestically and internationally. Some of the company’s retail clients include Home Depot and Lowe’s. Rick developed a new product called Solar Board that was sold through Louisiana-Pacific and International Paper’s clients. Current revenues of this product line exceed $1B per year.
Rick is currently Chairman of the Board for Merchandising Solutions Group. MSG is a nationwide company with a labor force of more than 30,000 people that provides
in-store merchandising services and resets in retail store locations. MSG has executed work in most of the retail chains throughout the U.S.
Rick is also the owner of RCC Asset Holdings, LLC, which own The Gainesville Braves and Southern Epicurean. The company also oversees its financial portfolios in stocks and real estate investments.
The Gainesville Braves is a development league that is a component and partially funded by MLB. The team plays in the Sun Belt Baseball League, which consists of the top collegiate players in the country. The team plays in Gainesville, GA.
Southern Epicurean is a food truck company that caters for weddings, corporate events, festivals, etc. Southern Epicurean services the metro Atlanta and North Georgia areas.
Rick has extensive experience in Corporate Partnerships, Operations Management, Manufacturing, Logistics, Buyer Relationships, Inventory Management, Sales Training and Management, New Business Development, and Marketing Management.
This is Rick with his Mother Semeeha. Some recipes have been passed down through generations. So, if you see the name Semeeha on the menu, you know where the recipe came from…