Faculty Directory

Bragging Rights: Learning from the Best

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 Mâitres Cuisiniers de France, and the American Culinary Foundation, to name just a few.

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