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Chef Stephanie Herrington
Department Chair / Culinary Instructor / Culinary Advisor (Pastry Arts & Culinary Arts)
Hometown: Austin, TX (Austinite!!)
Education: AOS Culinary Arts – Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Industry Experience: Executive Assistant Pastry Chef – Sheraton Bal Harbor – Florida
Pastry Chef – Turnberry Isle Hotel, Yacht & Country Club – Aventura, Florida
Pastry Chef, Assistant Lodge Manager – River-Song Lodge – Anchorage, Alaska
Tx. Territory Manager & Consultant – Albert Uster Imports – Gaithersburg, Maryland
Tx. Territory Manager & Consultant – Swiss Chalet Fine Foods – Houston, TX
Adjunct Faculty, Full-Time Faculty, Department Chair Culinary Department – Austin Community College
What’s your favorite dish to cook? I would love to be given a “mystery basket” and see what creations I can make!
Program Assistant / Culinary Advisor (Culinary Arts & Pastry Arts)
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
Education:Pastry Arts Certificate, Austin Community College
What’s your favorite dish to cook? My daughter and I make brown butter chocolate chip cookies together, it’s a family favorite!
Chef David Waggoner
Culinary Instructor / Culinary Advisor (Culinary Arts)
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Education: Gettysburg College – 1984-89 transfer to OSU
Ohio State – 1989-93 – BFA Bronze & Wood Sculpture
Columbus State CC – 1993-96 – AAS Culinary/Hospitality & ACF Apprenticeship
Industry Experience: Culinary Educator – Le Cordon Bleu & Austin Community College – Austin, TX
Executive Chef – Stephen F. Austin InterContinental Hotel – Austin, TX
Executive Chef – Huey’s Bar & Grill – Jackson, WY
AM Kitchen Manager – Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino – Mt. Pleasant, MI
Sous Chef – Snake River Grill – Jackson WY
Sous Chef – Teton Pines Golf & CC – Jackson, WY
Sous Chef – The Granary Restaurant at Spring Creek Resorts – Jackson, WY
What’s your favorite dish to cook? Impossible to answer – I like making sauces and soups. I love the process and technique of turning everyday ingredients into something wonderfully delicious.
Chef Ellen Sternau
Culinary Instructor / Culinary Advisor (Pastry Arts)
Hometown: Queens, NY
Education: Bachelor of Science, Hotel and Restaurant Management – New York University
Associate in Culinary Arts – Culinary Institute of America
Certificate in Pastry Arts – Culinary Institute of America
Industry Experience: Owner/Pastry Chef – How Sweet It Is – New York, NY
Pastry Chef – The River Cafe – Brooklyn, NY
Pastry Chef – Liberty Warehouse – Brooklyn, NY
Instructor – Art Institute of New York City – New York, NY
Instructor – Center for Kosher Culinary Arts – Brooklyn, NY
What’s your favorite dish to cook? Pecan Sticky Buns or anything with rich laminated dough. I also love to make soups and stews.
Purchaser for Culinary Department / Adjunct Professor
Hometown: Missouri City, TX
Education: Bachelor of Science, HR&M – University of Houston – Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management
Industry Experience: 25 Years management experience in a variety of restaurant service styles, from fast casual to full service and fine dining, hotel food and beverage and banquets, retail wine management, event management, restaurant operations, and restaurant development.
What’s your favorite dish to cook? I love family favorites, outdoor BBQ and making a good gourmet burger. But my secret love is Asian cooking, especially Chinese and Thai cuisine. I continue to practice and learn, and try to get better and better at it. When I feel like I have perfected it and mastered it, then I can stop ordering takeout!
Chef Stella Bromley
Hometown: Beeville, Texas
Education: Bachelor of Science – University of Houston – Conrad Hilton College
Master Library Information Science – San Jose State University
Industry Experience: Front of the House – Pappadeaux Cajun Kitchen – Houston, TX
Front of the House – The Marine Room – San Diego, CA
Culinary Instructor – Central Market – Austin, TX
What’s your favorite dish to cook? Ginger Peach Oatmeal Crisp
Chef Matthew Melton
Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
Education: AS Baking & Pastry Arts – Johnson & Wales University
BS Culinary Nutrition – Johnson & Wales University
Industry Experience: Host Person – Mimi’s Cafe
Opening Baker – La Patisserie
Research Chef – Wildtree Herbs
Culinary Instructor – Sur La Table
What’s your favorite dish to cook? Swiss macarons.
Chef Bryant Currie
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Education: A.O.S. Culinary Arts – Johnson & Wales University- 1991
B.A. Foodservice Management – Johnson & Wales University – 1993
M.B.A. International Business – Johnson & Wales University – 1995
Culinary Apprenticeship – Restaurant Paul Bocuse, France – 1992
Executive Chef Training – Divi Resorts, Aruba – 1991
Medical Technology, Candidate – University of Kansas – 1989
Industry Experience: District Executive Chef – Hays Consolidated ISD – Texas
Program Chair/Lead Instructor – Le Cordon Bleu College Culinary Arts – Texas
Executive Chef/General Manager – Capital One Bank Dining Services – North Carolina
Sr. Director Dining Services – Johnson & Wales University Dining Services – North Carolina
Director Operations – Texas Christian University Dining Services – Texas
Food & Beverage Director – Crown Plaza Hotel – Dallas Market Place, Texas
Assistant Director Finance & Systems – Brown University Dining Services – Connecticut
Access Control Manager – Yale University Dining Services – Connecticut
What’s your favorite dish to cook? Any food item that can express my southern heritage and African roots.
Chef August Ench
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Education: Associate of Occupational Studies, Culinary Arts & Related Services – Culinary Institute of America – 2006
Industry Experience: Adjunct Instructor of Culinary Arts – Austin Community College
Executive Chef Owner – The Health Nut – Custom Meal Creation for Individual Clients
Executive Chef – Taverna/Lombardi Family Concepts
Executive Chef – North at the Domain/Fox Restaurants
Adjunct Instructor of Culinary Arts – Pima Community College
What’s your favorite dish to cook? Lasagne bolognese al forno.
Chef Clement Mosseri
Hometown: El Segundo, California
Education: AOS, Culinary Institute of America
Bachelor of Science, Food & Beverage Management – Art Institute of Austin
Industry Experience: 35 years.
What’s your favorite dish to cook? Any new dish.