Staff Review
Department Chair

Division/Department: Culinary Arts, Nutrition, and Hospitality & Tourism, Technology & Aviation Division
Location: VGT-5
Phone: 3256

Classes Taught at GCC

  • CULIN 111- Fundamentals of Professional Cooking 1
  • CULIN 112- Fundamentals of Professional Cooking 2
  • CULIN 113- Institutional Sanitation Practices for Food Service & Hospitality
  • CULIN 124- Basic Baking and Dessert Making
Teaching & Leadership Experience
  • Full-time instructor, Glendale Community College (Current) 
  • Department Chair, Culinary Arts (Current)
  • Instructor, Los Angeles Trade Technical College and Los Angeles Mission College
  • B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, Colgate University (1982)
  • Honors graduate, Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York (1987)

Industry Experience

  • Movie catering business owner
  • Café restaurant owner
  • Food and Beverage operations manager, multi-unit operator, Los Angeles
  • Apprentice under Master Chef Raimond Hofmeister, Century Plaza Hotel Los Angeles 
  • Restaurant Chef, New York City
  • Hotel Chef, Boston hotel
Service Experience 
  • Led a five week college study abroad program to Argentina.
  • Served as Director of a three year U. S. Department of Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institutions grant, in partnership with The Collins School of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, designed to enhance the ability of students to transfer and attain a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management.
Professional Interest 
  • Management of large scale catering events
  • Ethnic cuisines of Latin America & Asia
  • Mentoring tomorrow’s food service professionals