Certified German Master Chef Rainer Hienerwadel joined the faculty at Johnson & Wales University in 1995. Knowledgeable about world cuisines from his native Germany to Asia, where he has led student terms abroad, Hienerwadel teaches American and international cuisines, including Classical French European Cuisine, and à la carte cuisines.Hienerwadel came to the University from Providence’s well known Al Forno Restaurant, where he was chef de cuisine. Prior to that, he worked as executive chef at the Palm Beach Polo Country Club. He has also worked at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach and several hotels in America and Europe.In 2006, Hienerwadel received a Medal of Honor from Les Amis d'Escoffier Society. He is a member of the German Chefs Association, Verband der Koche Deutschalands, and the World Association of Chefs, and he received certification as a Food Executive from the International Food Service Executive Association. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Most Valuable Player Award, 2006 Les Amis d’Escoffier Society Award, and the 1995 Outstanding Service Award.