Ernie & Willa Royal Monument

UNVEILING – 22nd May 2024

Concept sketch (detail).  In-progress images below.

The Rutland Herald


The 1/3 life-size plaster model will be used to create the life-size marble monument.

The inside of the mould from which the plaster model will be cast.

Clay model detail of the ‘live and let live’ eagle. Chef Royal spoke of several eagles at the restaurant and of this one in particular.

Clay model detail of mentorees: the Royals  gave their estate to The Culinary Institute of America in the form of a scholarship (Ernie and Willa Royal Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students).

Clay model detail referencing the future Chef Ernie Royal as well as the youths he and his wife Willa have helped to mentor.