Fall 2020

Section 2842 of CUL250.1
Culinary Arts Survey -- : Oct 27 - Dec 08 2020
The above section is offered at the county jail and is restricted.

Section 2843 of CUL250
Sanitation and Safety -- : Oct 27 - Dec 08 2020
The above section is offered at the county jail and is restricted.

B.A. in French Language from Stanford University (1980)
Culinary Grand Diplome from Ecole de Cuisine, La Varenne in Paris, France (1982)
I have worked as a chef and pastry chef for 31 years.

My career began with training in Paris then cooking at Restaurant La Borderie in Southern France. Highlights include working as assistant pastry chef at the Campton Place Hotel in San Francisco, line cooking at the Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park, and catering with Taste in San Francisco.

I taught baking and pastry for 10 years at Tante Marie's Cooking School in San Francisco.

18 years ago, I came to SRJC to teach in the most wonderful world of food, Sonoma County.

Je parle francais couramment, y estudio espanol con el objetivo de hablar con fluidez.
Professional Areas of Interest
In the Culinary Arts Department, we get to teach people the entertainment side of the food business while influencing eating habits and improving awareness of serious food system issues. We are training students who will affect the future of food and its relationship to cultural shifts, agriculture, the economy, and the environment. It is an exciting time to be involved in training a food force whose skills will lead people to more fulfilling and healthier eating.

Professional Involvement and Community Service
Fellow, Leadership Institute of Economy and Ecology (2009)

Member, Slow Food, Russian River Convivium

Member, Sonoma County Culinary Guild
Welcome to our new home!

The B.Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center is open, and classes are thriving.

The bakery's regular hours are Wednesday thru Friday, 7:30 to 2:00.

The Cafe hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11:30 to 2:00.

We close for all College holidays.

Please call 522-2796 for confirmation of our opening, and for Cafe reservations.
Presentations and Publications
Contributing author for the Williams Sonoma book, Essentials of Baking, 2003.
Honors and Awards
NISOD award for excellence in teaching, 2007.