Professor of Management - Park University, Culinary Instructor, Consultant - Public speaker (1994-Present) Instructor, Entrepreneur, Marketing / Management & Branding Consultant, Claremont, CA As an independent healthy culinary arts instructor, entrepreneurial business management & marketing instructor, seminar leader, and grade school through adult educator, I have fifteen years of teaching. Successful as a marketing-management-sustainability culinary coach for businesses such as Superior quality Foods, & Vic Firth Gourmet. Currently a mentor and coach offering seminar presentations on marketing, management, and business plan development for budding entrepreneurs to help bridge the gap between their ideas and the marketplace. Live media Presentations for QVC, NBC, CBS, ABC, Etc.; local and national. Coached with many national and local clients - Developing full service culinary marketing / management / branding strategies for several restaurant and event establishments, with Increased revenues high as 40%. Responsible for consumer product branding & marketing strategies: from inception to a national presence, such as; “Better Than Bouillon” products. As an Author I’ve sold over 250,000 books, Latest release: “Building Your Twelve Step Business Plan Handbook
Very open and diverse; I prefer my students be more hands on with projects and assignments that are relevant to our current environment.
Just awarded $100,000. for creating the most successful and relevant community program in all of South Central Los Angeles
Masters in Management, Trained Chef; Culinary, Nutrition, Management Degree in Sales and Marketing
Entrepreneurial driven results-oriented professional with a successful background in non-profit strategies, education, training, sales, marketing, management, branding, sustainability, nutrition, and business enterprises. Major strengths include strong leadership, education, author, coaching, interpersonal, marketing, sales, management, and organizational skills. Director – Supervisor Department of: Health, Nutrition, Well Being, Urban Ag and Education (April 2013 – Present) A Place Called Home (APCH), South Central Los Angeles Ca. Responsible for operations, philanthropy, staff and administrative needs of the department; This includes education, sustainable gardens, kitchen and culinary services, child teen & adult curriculum, internships programs, nutritional programs, mentoring programs, special events, and healthy sustainable staff development. The department cooks from scratch and feeds up to 16,000 servings per month at no cost to members. Successfully created an overall sustainability curriculum concept titled the "Urban Garden Oasis" This funded concept includes our grade school "Food, Fun & Garden Club", our middle school "Edible Garden Club", our high school / college "Plant / Food Justice Club" and our parent nutritional "Kitchen Table" curriculums. Developed the "Food For Family" program that now feeds 120 families a week and growing. Also established Goods in kind relationships, IE Food Forward & LA Food Bank, that generates over $250,000.00 in added inventory. I oversee the annual Health Expo, Turkey giveaway and community turkey dinner, at no cost to the local community, with 1200 plus attendees. Created an agreement with the local L.A. police department to build a funded Plant / Food Justice club community demonstration garden with great success and media attention. Recently introduced the new “Social Enterprise” concepts; “Entrepreneurial teen apprenticeships”, “CSA internships”; and “food product development”. * Breaking news! APCH - Nutrition and Urban Agriculture Department is the NBC 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge $100,000 Winner!!! * Breaking news! APCH - Nutrition and Urban Ag Departments 4th Annual Health and Garden Expo, over 2000 attendees, a great success!