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Adjunct - Instructor of Culinary Arts

Division/Department: Culinary Arts, Nutrition, and Hospitality & Tourism, Technology & Aviation Division
Phone: 1419

Classes Taught at GCC

  • CULIN 111- Fundamentals of Professional Cooking 1
  • CULIN 112- Fundamentals of Professional Cooking 2
  • CULIN 122- International Cuisine


  • B. A. in Political Science & International Relations from the University of California, graduated Summa cum Laude
  • Currently completing MFA at the University of California

Leadership Experience

  • Executive Chef for Fortune 500 companies and award winning restaurants for over 20 years
  • Work with companies such as Compass Group, Aramark and restaurants such as “Upstairs at the Pudding” in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

Service or Volunteer Experience

  • Judged several culinary competitions
  • Guest Speaker for numerous culinary and hospitality seminars
  • Serve as an advisor to a student led hospitality club

Industry Experience

  • Over thirty years’ experience in the food service industry
  • Worked in London, Dublin, Boston and Los Angeles for many years
  • Began career in fine dining in London & Dublin, working in Michelin starred restaurants before transitioning to catering and eventually the healthcare industry
  • Operated culinary departments with budgets of over 1 million dollars and have cooked for numerous celebrities such as Julia Child
  • Travels include China, the Philippines and all over Europe as part of my culinary research

Professional Certifications

  • ServSafe Instructor Certified
  • ServSafe Proctor Certified

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded the Diversity award by a major corporation
  • Awarded the prestigious Chancellors Research Fellowship at the University of California