Spring 2023

Section 4437 of CUL256
Restaurant Dining Room Service -- : Apr 13 - May 19 2023

Section 4468 of CUL256.12
Restaurant Wine Service -- : Apr 12 - May 17 2023

Section 4588 of CUL256.10
Restaurant Operations -- : Jan 23 - Mar 28 2023
No class 2/20 & 2/21.

Section 4868 of CUL256.3
Introduction to Front House Operations -- : Apr 03 - May 22 2023
This is a field trip class. Students visit a restaurant, a bakery, a winery, a caterer and an inn to experience the behind-the-scenes food and beverage operations.

Section 5230 of CUL250
Sanitation and Safety -- : May 22 - May 26 2023
This section is restricted for high school articulation credit by exam. Students will be registered for this course by college staff. For more information go to: https://ce.santarosa.edu/credit-exam

Section 8564 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Jan 18 - May 19 2023

Section 8565 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Jan 18 - May 19 2023

Section 8566 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Jan 18 - May 19 2023

Fall 2022

Section 0265 of CUL256.8
Beverage Management -- : Aug 15 - Oct 10 2022

Section 0266 of CUL256.9
Restaurant Wine Management -- : Oct 17 - Dec 12 2022
No class 11/21.

Section 0554 of CUL256
Restaurant Dining Room Service -- : Sep 15 - Oct 21 2022

Section 1147 of CUL256.12
Restaurant Wine Service -- : Sep 14 - Oct 19 2022

Section 1148 of CUL256.12
Restaurant Wine Service -- : Oct 26 - Dec 14 2022
No class 11/9 & 11/23.

Section 1904 of CUL250
Sanitation and Safety -- : Oct 03 - Oct 03 2022
This section is for credit by exam.

Section 2431 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022

Section 2517 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Oct 17 - Dec 09 2022

Section 4052 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022

Summer 2022

Section 8176 of CUL250.1
Culinary Arts Survey -- : Jun 13 - Aug 08 2022

Section 9731 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Jun 13 - Aug 04 2022

Section 9732 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Jun 13 - Aug 04 2022

Section 9733 of CUL98
Independent Study in Culinary Arts -- : Jun 13 - Aug 04 2022

No office hours

I am happy to meet with current and prospective students any time!

Email me at bfischer@santarosa.edu or text 707-577-8358

Hospitality Beverage Specialist, Society of Wine Educators, 2016

Sonoma County Certified Tourism Ambassador, 2014

Associate of Arts degree, Santa Rosa Junior College 2011

Next Level Entrepreneur Course, Redwood Empire Small Business Development Center June 2008

Music Education Major, Piano and Voice, University of North Carolina Greensboro and Indiana University Bloomington 1974-1978

 

 

 

My entire career has been in food, wine and hospitality! I give students the opportunity to experience “the other side of the line,” teaching a variety of courses in the Front House Operations and Restaurant Management certificate programs.

My career includes restaurant management and consulting, wine education, career coaching, and managing non-profit food and wine trade associations. I've owned two small businesses, a hospitality recruiting business and a wine education/entertainment business. In addition to teaching, I manage the SRJC Culinary Career Center, connecting our students and graduates with employers in the food, wine and tourism industries. Networking is key in our industry, and I do a lot of it! I've been teaching in SRJC's Culinary Arts Department since 2000 and it's a dream job!

Work and Consulting Experience

Chair, Culinary Arts Program, 2022-Present

Instructor, Culinary Arts Program, 2000-Present

Program Coordinator, Front House Operations Certificate and Restaurant Management Certificate and Associate of Arts degree

Founder, SRJC Culinary Career Center, 2006

Restaurant Specialist, Small Business Development Center, 2006-2016

Executive Director, Restaurant Association of the Redwood Empire, 1995-2000

Executive Director, Sonoma County Farm Trails, 1992-1996

Professional Areas of Interest

Everything food, beverage and hospitality!

Honors and Awards

Awards

  • FCS Collaborative Grant, Mt. San Antonio College, May 2011
  • Volunteer of the Year, Council on Aging, 2010
  • Sonoma County Volunteer of the Year, Volunteer Center of Sonoma County,  2010
  • Outstanding Contribution by Adjunct Faculty, SRJC 2009
  • VTEA Grant for Job Match Program, SRJC 2006
  • Public Health Champion, Sonoma County Department of Environmental Health, 2000
  • First Soprano, San Francisco Symphony Chorus 1983-1987
  • National Youth Leader Award, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1976