Faculty and Staff

 

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Chef Stephanie Herrington
Department Chair / Culinary Instructor / Culinary Advisor (Pastry Arts & Culinary Arts)

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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!

 

 

Adriana Thompson
Program Assistant / Culinary Advisor (Culinary Arts & Pastry Arts)

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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)

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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)

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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.

 

 

Craig Sowell

Purchaser for Culinary Department / Adjunct Professor

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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
Adjunct Professor

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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
Adjunct Professor

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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
Adjunct Professor

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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
Adjunct Professor

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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
Adjunct Professor

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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.

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