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Advisory Board

Strong partnerships are an important key to programs success. The Culinary Institute utilizes an advisory board comprised of industry professionals, along with current and former students.  The advisory board meets annually to discuss and suggest improvements to the current degree experience for students.

The 2013-2014 Culinary Institute Advisory Board includes:

  • Scott Frank, Produce Manager & Division Chef, US Foods
  • Paul Fratella, Owner, Caballero Grill
  • Noah Srebnick, Owner, Urban Chef Outfitters
  • Lenard Rubin, Executive Chef, The Wigwam Resort and Spa
  • Julia Aldana, Chef Owner, All About Catering
  • Jose Ivan Jacobo, Graduate, PM Supervisor, Verrado Grill
  • Andrea Villarreal, Program Director, Culinary Studies, Phoenix College
  • Frank Caputo, Executive Chef, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Goodyear
  • Michael Cunningham, Chef-Owner, Starpointe Café
  • David Schwake, MS, RD. SNS, Food Service Director, Litchfield Park School District