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Learning from the Best

Bragging Rights:
Our faculty includes French Master Chefs, Four Seasons Executive chefs, Farm to Table experts, and a Chopped Champion. They have won awards from the James Beard Foundation, the Maitres Cuisiniers de France, and the American Culinary Foundation, to name just a few.

Our Faculty

Executive Faculty and Department Heads

  • Kathleen Kessler, Department Chair, Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Michelle Ford, Department Chair, Food and Beverage Business Management
  • Lyndon Virkler Jr., Dean of Education, Department Chair, Culinary Arts
  • Margaret Checchi, Department Chair, Online Education
  • Jean-Louis Gerin, Vice President, Culinary Operations and Executive Chef
  • David Miles, Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts
  • Michel LeBorgne, Professor Emeritus

Senior Core Faculty

  • Margaret Checchi, Department Chair, Online Education
  • Emma Cutler, Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts
  • Michelle Ford, Department Chair, Food and Beverage Business Management
  • Daniel Tabor, Chef Instructor, Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Lyndon Virkler Jr., Dean of Education and Department Chair, Culinary Arts
  • Adrian Westrope, Chef Instructor, Baking and Pastry Arts

Core Faculty

  • James Birmingham Jr., Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts
  • André Burnier, Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts
  • Martha Franklin, Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts
  • Kathleen Kessler, Department Chair, Baking and Pastry Arts