Section 4868 of CUL256.3
Introduction to Front House Operations -- : Mar 25 - May 20 2024
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. No class 4/1.
Section 2680 of CUL250
Sanitation and Safety -- : Dec 10 - Dec 15 2023
This section is restricted for high school articulation credit by exam. Students will be registered for this course by SRJC college staff. For more information go to: https://ce.santarosa.edu/credit-exam
I am happy to meet with current and prospective students any time!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
Everything food, beverage and hospitality!
- 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