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Advisory Board

The advisory board members at The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College evaluate curriculum according to trends and provide job opportunities for students. They work in culinary and hospitality fields and contribute their extensive professional knowledge to help The Chef’s Academy improve its educational and career offerings.

Who are the Advisory Board Members?

Indianapolis, Indiana

Drew Allen
Owner
Taylor’s Bakery
Member, 2011

Karl Benko
Chef (Honorary Member)
Food University
Founding Member, 2006

Joe Domina
Corporate Executive Chef
Morrison Healthcare Food Services
Founding Member, 2006

David Foegley
Executive Chef (Honorary Member)
St. Elmo’s Steak House/Harry & Izzy’s
Founding Member, 2006

Emily Griffin
Chef
Baker’s Edge
Founding Member, 2006

Gawain Guy
Vice President of Sales
C&T Design & Equipment Company
Member, 2007

John Hendren
Owner
CC Holdings Restaurant Group

Joe Husar
Owner
Montage at Allison Pointe
Founding Member, 2006

Chef Wayne Kostroski
Founder (Honorary Member)
Taste of the NFL
Member, 2007

Brian Lockner
Director of Human Resources
Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis
Member, 2007

Pilar Lopez
Owner/Pastry Chef
Pastry Station
Member, 2007

Joe Navara
Executive Chef
BJ’s Brewhouse

Mie Young Reed
Director of Human Resources
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Member, 2006

Clay Robinson
Owner
Sun King Brewing Co.

Paul Feakes
Food and Beverage Director
Omni Hotels – Indianapolis
Member, 2012

Staci Small MA, RD
Registered Dietitian
The Wellness Philosophy Inc.
Founding Member, 2006

Jeff Sweet
General Manager (Honorary Member)
Indianapolis Hilton – Downtown
Member, 2007

Raleigh, North Carolina

Ronald Salerno
Food & Beverage Director & Executive Chef
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Member, 2011

Doug Johnson
Business Development Manager
US Food Service
Member, 2011

Mike Fairchild
Elite Senior Territory Manager
US Food Service
Member, 2011

Kim Reynolds
Owner
Second Empire Restaurant
Member, 2011

Daniel Schurr
Executive Chef
Second Empire Restaurant
Member, 2011

Michael Chuong
Executive Chef & Proprietor
Elements Restaurant
Member, 2011

Walter Royal
Executive Chef
Angus Barn Restaurant
Member, 2011

Lionel Vatinet
Artisan Bread Baker & Proprietor
LaFarm Bakery & Café
Member, 2012

Arthur Gordon
Owner
Irregardless Café
Member, 2011

Ashley Christensen
Chef & Restaurateur
AC Restaurants
Member, 2011

Jim McGrody
Director of Food & Beverage Management
Rex Healthcare
Member, 2011

Roger Dragon
Owner & Baker
Once in a Blue Moon Bakery
Member, 2014

Tina Yuhl
Owner & Pastry Chef
Buttercream’s Bake Shop
Member, 2014

William Allen
Catering Director
Bon Appetit @ Citrix
Member, 2012

Eddie Wilson
Executive Chef
Talley Student Center, NC State University Dining
Member, 2013