Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Author: Jarvis Pernell Green

Jarvis Pernell Green is the President/Managing Member of Ocean’s 97, Inc./Ocean’s Bounty, LLC.  He developed his love of seafood and cooking while growing up in South Louisiana and helping his mother and grandmother in the kitchen. While playing football at LSU and earning his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, Green enjoyed cooking and had an “open door” policy for his teammates to come to his apartment for home-cooked meals. He continued working with the food industry during his 9-year career in the NFL, which included two Super Bowl Championships with the New England Patriots. While playing in the NFL, Green completed a two-year internship with Atwells Restaurant Group, and another 2 years working at Rolls Royce Naval Marine in Walpole,Ma. He gave cooking demonstrations at approximately 200+ demos in the Boston area, and started the Jarvis Green Foundation, which assists disadvantaged, single mothers and has raised funds through more than 50 culinary events.  Green also participated in season two of the wildly popular “MasterChef” television series.