Christopher Koetke, dean of The School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College, was named Cooking Teacher of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) at the association’s 31st-annual conference in Denver on April 4.
The Award of Excellence, announced during a gala ceremony at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, each year honors one individual globally who demonstrates and effectively communicates an exceptional knowledge of culinary studies and techniques in a vocational, avocational or traveling-teacher capacity.
Testament to Koetke’s leadership, Kendall College was recently named the best cooking school in the world for 2008 in the Academy of the Culinary Arts Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon Culinary Academy Awards.
“We are extremely proud of Dean Koetke and the team he has helped build to position Kendall College as offering one of the leading, most cutting-edge food service training programs in the world,” says Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., president of the college. “His recognition as Cooking Teacher of the Year by IACP further validates our strategy and mission: to produce the most-qualified and best-trained culinary and baking and pastry graduates of any program, anywhere.”
For more information on the International Association of Culinary Professionals, visit www.iacp.com.