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Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!

From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview-style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/culinaryschoolstories/donations

Culinary School Stories Dr. Colin Roche, PhD, MBA, CEC, CCE, FMP, CHE

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    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!

From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview-style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/culinaryschoolstories/donations

    Story #012 - Christopher Terry

    Story #012 - Christopher Terry

    GUEST’S NAME: Christopher Terry
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
    BIO: Chef Terry’s passion for cooking started at home with interest coming from his mother and grandmother’s cooking. A former student of St. Joseph’s Academy and Princess Margaret School, Christopher went on to receive his Associates Degree in culinary arts from the Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute. During his studies at the institute, he worked as a commis cook at the Trade Winds Hotel, which is where he was first introduced to a professional kitchen.
    In 2009, he was given the opportunity to be a part of the opening team at the Sugar Ridge Hotel, where he was quickly promoted to Chef de Partie. In 2010, Chef Terry was awarded Young Chef of the Year by the Antigua Hotel’s and Tourist Association. It was during that same year that he was selected to be a part of Team Antigua for Taste of the Caribbean, where his team won both silver and bronze medals.
    His career was quickly taking off as he competed in numerous local competitions, such as the Mango Festival, the Seafood Fiesta, the Wadadli Music Festival Cook Off and the Smoking Hot BBQ Challenge. At the same time, Chef Terry had many of his recipes featured in several local magazines, such as Food & Drink Magazine, Liat Zing Magazine and Antigua Summer Guide.
    In 2012, while working at both the Jumby Bay Resort and as a private chef, Christopher started the youngest award winning BBQ team of the Caribbean called the Smoking Grillers. His team travelled far and wide competing and winning medals in BBQ competitions, including events in Antigua, Puerto Rico and Tennessee. In 2014, Chef Terry took his love of BBQ to another level when he completed a certification in professional BBQ from the Texas Beef Council.
    After a stage at Le Talbooth in England to further his international knowledge and experience, Christopher enrolled at Johnson and Wales University in North Miami, Florida to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management.
    While at the university, Christopher continued participating and winning in many culinary competitions. He also pursued outside certifications, such as the Wine Spirits Education Trust’s (WSET) Level 2 Certification, as well as continuing to gain experience in local restaurants and resorts. A few of these opportunities were a Junior Sous Chef’s position at the Ocean Reef Club, a Private Chef for an American NFL Football Player, and a paid apprenticeship with a well-known Florida ice carver.
    After his graduation from JWU in May of 2014, Chef Terry traveled and worked in many well-known establishments and represented Antigua & Barbuda at Caribbean Week NYC in the years 2015, 2016 & 2018. From 2017 to 2019, he held the position of Sous Chef at Sandals Royal Barbados 2017-2019. In April 2019, he received the Artisan Award at the Antigua & Barbuda National Youth Awards. Most recent, Chef Terry obtained his certification as a Chef De Cuisine form the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Currently, Christopher is the Executive Sous Chef at Hammock Cove Resort in Antigua

    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests ha

    • 52 min
    Story #011 - Nikki Pettineo

    Story #011 - Nikki Pettineo

    NAME: Nikki Pettineo
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
    BIO: Chef Nikki Pettineo started her culinary training in 2005 at Johnson and Wales University in Miami, Florida. She quickly began her career as a private chef for some of the most talented athletes in the NFL by executing healthy, power-packed meals for players from the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants. She has opened an acclaimed South Florida restaurant, cooked all over the world on a Super Yacht, and taught culinary education courses to students at Keiser University.
    Chef Nikki happily calls Tallahassee home. She writes, produces and directs an educational YouTube Channel called “Nikki Talks Food” and appears at Brown’s Kitchen Center as a guest chef teaching culinary classes for adults interested in learning true culinary techniques.
    Chef Nikki is also the creator of Pro Seasoning, a perfectly balanced blend of Himalayan pink salt, black pepper, garlic and other spices. This all-purpose seasoning is the first in what Chef Nikki plans to be a whole line of gourmet, usable and healthy products that help consumers cook like a professional chef.
    Contact Info / Social Media: http://www.nikkitalksfood.com

    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will sit with us, listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them along the way, and their dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

    RATINGS / REVIEW: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review and ratings on Apple Podcasts / iTunes if you have an iPhone or iPad. It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in spreading the word, getting new listeners and guests, as well as sponsors!
    To do so, in the Apple Podcasts app, search for the show, tap or click it, then scroll down to the “Ratings & Reviews”; tap the amount of stars you want to give; tap on “Write a Review”; create a headline; write your review; click “Send”.

    SPONSORSHIP: Interested in sponsoring the podcast?
    · Companies & Businesses please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
    · Individuals can donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef

    If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.

    RESOURCES:
    Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions)
    CSS Podcast Website: http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com
    Chef Educator Podcast Website: http://www.chefeducator.com
    Main Website: http://www.chefroche.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrChefColin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrProfessorChef
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChefRoche
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrProfessorChef

    NOTE: If you want to share your culinary school story in a future episode, all you have to do is go to http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com and download the guest questionnaire at the bottom of

    • 32 min
    Story #010 - Keshawn Adams

    Story #010 - Keshawn Adams

    NAME: Keshawn Adams
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
    BIO: Chef Keshawn Adams was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He developed a passion for Culinary Arts when he was very young and often helped his grandmother in the kitchen. After high school, he went on to attend Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts. While at Johnson & Wales University, Keshawn immersed himself in a wide variety of school activities and volunteered in numerous ways. After graduation, he plans to relocate to Arizona to pursue a career in the healthcare food service industry.
    Keshawn has often been described as a free spirited person who is always there to provide a smile for others when needed. He is passionate about food and life, and lives for hospitality and making others feel welcome.

    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, to family members and employers, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will sit with us, listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them along the way, and their dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

    RATINGS / REVIEW: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review and ratings on Apple Podcasts / iTunes if you have an iPhone or iPad. It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in spreading the word, getting new listeners and guests, as well as sponsors!
    To do so, in the Apple Podcasts app, search for the show, tap or click it, then scroll down to the “Ratings & Reviews”; tap the amount of stars you want to give; tap on “Write a Review”; create a headline; write your review; click “Send”.

    SPONSORSHIP: Interested in sponsoring the podcast?
    Companies & Businesses please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
    Individuals can donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef
    If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.

    RESOURCES:
    Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions)
    CSS Podcast Website: http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com
    Chef Educator Podcast Website: http://www.chefeducator.com
    Main Website: http://www.chefroche.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrChefColin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrProfessorChef
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChefRoche
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrProfessorChef

    NOTE: If you want to share your culinary school story in a future episode, all you have to do is go to http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com and download the guest questionnaire at the bottom of that page. Once you fill it out, email it back to us. After we review it, we will be back in touch to set up a date and time to talk!

    MUSIC: "Atlanta" by Jingle Punks, YouTube Audio Library

    Culinary School Stories is a proud member of the Food Media Network! Copyright 2020

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/culinaryschoolstories/donations

    • 35 min
    Story #009 - Greg Gorgone

    Story #009 - Greg Gorgone

    NAME: Greg Gorgone
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
    BIO: Gregory Gorgone, CDM, CFPP, FMP is a graduate and former Chef Instructor of Johnson & Wales University with over 34 years of experience in food service and hospitality management. With a successful track record in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Greg has brought his unique insights and leadership style to the healthcare industry to deliver a more patient centered, culinary driven experience while still keeping careful focus on financial objectives and Resident/Patient Satisfaction Scores.
    During the initial stages of his career, Greg quickly transitioned from Executive Chef to restaurant and hotel general management to hospitality and restaurant development. Energized by the recent changes in healthcare foodservice, Greg has been helping transform the healthcare world to a more hospitality based foodservice model. Greg has developed and implemented operational policy and procedures for all types and sizes of operations. In addition to his operational experience, Greg has managed concept development projects, kitchen design plans and grand openings for hotels, restaurants, QSRs and healthcare operations.
    Greg has been a speaker and presenter at regional and national conferences for the Association of Food and Nutrition Professionals (ANFP), the Association of Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) and DMA’s “Good to Best” Conference, as well as the Alumni Association at Johnson and Wales University. Greg’s goal is to provide hospitality driven food service environments that improve the lives of patients, residents and caregivers.
    Contact Info / Social Media:
    Email: greg@thepineappleacademy.com
    Website: www.ThePinappleAcademy.com

    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, to family members and employers, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will sit with us, listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them along the way, and their dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

    RATINGS / REVIEW: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review and ratings on Apple Podcasts / iTunes if you have an iPhone or iPad. It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in spreading the word, getting new listeners and guests, as well as sponsors!
    To do so, in the Apple Podcasts app, search for the show, tap or click it, then scroll down to the “Ratings & Reviews”; tap the amount of stars you want to give; tap on “Write a Review”; create a headline; write your review; click “Send”.

    SPONSORSHIP: Interested in sponsoring the podcast?
    Companies & Businesses please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
    Individuals can donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef
    If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.

    RESOURCES:
    Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions)
    CSS Podcast Website

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Story #008 - Halie Wallace

    Story #008 - Halie Wallace

    NAME: Halie Wallace
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
    BIO: Chef Halie Wallace graduated from Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts at the North Miami campus in 2015 with a degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.
    After her internship at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, she went straight into a pastry cook position at the world famous Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. After a year of experience with the Breakers Resort, Halie accepted a position at the Eau Resort in Palm Beach where she spent over 2 years perfecting her skills.
    After a summer position as a pastry chef at a private club in Michigan, Halie returned to South Florida in 2018 to take the position of pastry chef at the Boca Raton Tanzy Restaurant where she is currently.

    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, to family members and employers, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will sit with us, listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them along the way, and their dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

    RATINGS / REVIEW: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review and ratings on Apple Podcasts / iTunes if you have an iPhone or iPad. It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in spreading the word, getting new listeners and guests, as well as sponsors!
    To do so, in the Apple Podcasts app, search for the show, tap or click it, then scroll down to the “Ratings & Reviews”; tap the amount of stars you want to give; tap on “Write a Review”; create a headline; write your review; click “Send”.

    SPONSORSHIP: Interested in sponsoring the podcast?
    Companies & Businesses please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
    Individuals can donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef
    If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.

    RESOURCES:
    Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions)
    CSS Podcast Website: http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com
    Chef Educator Podcast Website: http://www.chefeducator.com
    Main Website: http://www.chefroche.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrChefColin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrProfessorChef
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChefRoche
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrProfessorChef

    NOTE: If you want to share your culinary school story in a future episode, all you have to do is go to http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com and download the guest questionnaire at the bottom of that page. Once you fill it out, email it back to us. After we review it, we will be back in touch to set up a date and time to talk!

    MUSIC: "Atlanta" by Jingle Punks, YouTube Audio Library

    Culinary School Stories is a proud member of the Food Media Network! Copyright 2020

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/culinaryschoolstories/donations

    • 45 min
    Story #007 - Jacob Anguiano

    Story #007 - Jacob Anguiano

    NAME: Jacob Anguiano
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
    BIO: Chef Jacob Anguiano was born in Boynton Beach, Florida and has lived in and around Palm Beach County most of his life. He studied at Johnson and Wales University's North Miami campus in the College of Culinary Arts where he received his Bachelor's degree in culinary arts and food service management.
    Chef Anguiano has worked in a variety of industry segments including different establishments and venues such as private catering, hotels, fine dining, fast casual, as well as resorts such as Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. His passion for culinary arts started at a young age when he would cook for his family at home. His love for food grew from there and a life long belief that good food can always bring people together!
    What he enjoys the most about cooking is the freedom it gives to create while discovering new flavors and techniques. His passion for cooking is what drives him to constantly improve both himself and his skills. He describes his current cooking style as simplistic but elegant, and draws inspiration from many sources, ingredients, and cultures. It is his philosophy to keep his dishes to a minimal amount of components in order to bring out and showcase the beauty of the ingredients in the dish. His hope is that his food brings enjoyment to his guests while transporting them back to a time in their memories where all things are good.

    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, to family members and employers, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will sit with us, listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them along the way, and their dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

    RATINGS / REVIEW: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review and ratings on Apple Podcasts / iTunes if you have an iPhone or iPad. It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in spreading the word, getting new listeners and guests, as well as sponsors!
    To do so, in the Apple Podcasts app, search for the show, tap or click it, then scroll down to the “Ratings & Reviews”; tap the amount of stars you want to give; tap on “Write a Review”; create a headline; write your review; click “Send”.

    SPONSORSHIP: Interested in sponsoring the podcast?
    Companies & Businesses please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
    Individuals can donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef
    If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.

    RESOURCES:
    Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions)
    CSS Podcast Website: http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com
    Chef Educator Podcast Website: http://www.chefeducator.com
    Main Website: http://www.chefroche.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrChefColin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrProfessorChef
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChefRoche
    Instagram: h

    • 34 min

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Anyone thinking of going to culinary school needs to listen to this podcast

This podcast is so informative as well as entertaining! Keep them coming!

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Awesome podcast

This is such a good podcast! It is so easy to listen to and it is very intriguing! Awesome job Dr. Roche!

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