Young chef from High Point shot, killed
Chef Forrest Ison is gone, but not forgotten by his teachers at the culinary school at Guilford Technical Community College.
Ison and his girlfriend, Alice Stevens, were killed in front of their home in Thunderbolt, Ga., on Sunday night.
Ison was an executive chef at a restaurant called Brasserie 529 in Savannah.
Chef Al Romano taught Ison when he was at GTCC and said he was a good kid.
“He was an awesome student,” he said. “He was passionate. He was the guy that everyone wanted to beat. He set the bar, and he set it high.”
Romano said as a first-year student, Ison entered a professional competition and medaled.
“That just showed how passionate he was,” Romano said. “He always went above and beyond.
According to the Savannah Morning News, Ison, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Stevens, 24, died while being transported to a local hospital.
Police responded to the couple’s home after neighbors called 911 about 11:45 p.m. to report a shooting to find Ison and Stevens shot in the carport area outside the one-story house, according to the local newspaper.
A celebration of Forrest’s life will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Davis Funerals and Cremations.