Prior to joining the Johnson & Wales University faculty in Charlotte, Donald Schoffstall taught at Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, and was an adjunct instructor for East Carolina University as part of the ECU-Disney International Partnership Program. Schoffstall has a diverse background in the hospitality industry, having worked in both front and back of the house positions, and in various locally owned and nationally owned chain restaurants. Schoffstall is a professional-educator member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education and the Association for Career & Technical Education, and is a Certified Sous Chef (C.S.C.) through the A.C.F., Certified Hospitality Educator (C.H.E.) through the A.H.L.A., and Foodservice Management Professional (F.M.P.) from the N.R.A.