Chef from High Point murdered outside his home in Georgia
THUNDERBOLT, Ga. — A talented chef from High Point was murdered outside of his home in Georgia.
Police say 27-year-old Forrest Ison and his 24-year-old girlfriend Alice Stevens were shot to death Sunday night. Investigators are still searching for the suspects and a motive.
Ison attended the Guilford Technical Community College Culinary School and instructors there remember him.
“He was just so passionate. He was the kind of kid you want to have in your class,” explains Chef Al Romano, with GTCC Culinary School.
Ison’s friends and instructors tell FOX8 he got an executive chef job in Georgia a couple years ago.
“He Facebooked me after he got the job to let me know he had gotten the job. He was very, very excited,” explains Chef Michele Prairie.
Travis Bensink cooked alongside Ison during school.
“You always wanted to do as good as Forrest or try to do better than Forrest. He was that guy that set the bar and everyone else tried to achieve it,” Bensink said.
Ison’s friends still can’t believe he’s gone and are already missing him. “It just hurts you to know the world is without that person,” explains Bensink.
Police say Ison and his girlfriend worked at the same restaurant.
Police are pursuing possible leads. No arrests have been made.