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Adjunct - Instructor of Culinary Arts

Division/Department: Culinary Arts, Nutrition, and Hospitality & Tourism, Technology & Aviation Division
Phone: 1173
Classes Taught at GCC 
  • CULIN 111- Fundamentals of Professional Cooking 1 (Fall Semester) 
  • CULIN 112- Fundamentals of Professional Cooking 2 (Spring Semester)
  • Attended UCSB majoring in Home Economics
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS degree from CSUN 
  • Lifetime Ryan Teaching credential and Masters from CSUN
  • CLAD credential (Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development) 
  • Attended culinary classes in France 
  • Certificates of Completion from the Culinary Institute of America Napa Valley in regional cooking of Mexico, Italy, Asia as well as a Culinary Update for Educators
Leadership Experience
  • Department Chair of Home Economics Department for over 25 years at Glendale High School.
  • Oversaw the creation of a Bistro Program at Glendale High serving the community, staff and fellow students with events up to 500 guests.
  • Oversaw the complete remodel of cooking classrooms into a state of the art culinary facility with probably the only walk in refrigerator at a high school in the state of California. 
  • Wrote Grants totaling over 350 Thousand dollars from State of California; awarded for the construction of a large kitchen garden and second culinary classroom with wall mounted TV monitors and camera
  • Worked to develop the Course Outline for the County of Los Angeles ROP program in Food Service Occupations that align with both post-secondary institutions and industry based certifications.
  • Actively involved in student Competitions for C-CAP, Prostart, and Project ECHO (sponsored by UCLA Anderson School of business.)
Service or Volunteer Experience
  • Currently serve on the Board of Careers in Culinary Arts Programs: awards full and partial scholarships to disadvantaged youths to attend culinary schools nationwide as well as mentorship programs, internships and food donations to culinary programs. 
Industry Experience
  • Personal chef for celebrity clientele
  • Chef owner of catering business over 30 years
  • Chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena before coming to teach at GCC
  • Attend Numerous National and Local Professional Conferences 
Professional Certifications
  • Serve Safe exam and passed at the Instructor level
Awards & Honors
  • Advance in academic rank to Adjunct Assistant Professor, GCC 2015