Faculty Bio, Edward Korry

Edward Korry

Department Chair, Beverage & Dining Services

College/School: College of Culinary Arts
Campus: Providence
Main college/department phone number: 401-598-1130

Chef Edward Korry joined the faculty of Johnson & Wales in 1983 and was Food & Beverage Director for several of the University’s practicum properties before joining the faculty where he teaches beverage service, dining room and oenology. He specializes in wine, beer and spirits; coffee and tea; and restaurant and hotel management.

Korry has spearheaded range of projects at JWU, including a summer term abroad in Germany which focuses on winemaking and tasting; faculty development in Germany and Italy; and campus visits by representatives of domestic and international wineries and beverage companies. He has also been instrumental in establishing all four of JWU's campuses as centers for WSET training.

Korry has won the New Teacher of the Year Award, Professional Development Award, Publishing Research Award, and Employee of the Year Award at Johnson and Wales. In 2003, he was recognized for his outstanding teaching and contributions to the University with the 2003 Escoffier Award.

A Certified Wine Educator and a registered tutor of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), Korry has lectured and given seminars on beverages and service at home and abroad, including Mexico and Israel. He is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, Grapenuts, the American Institute of Wine and Food, a Maître de Table Restaurateur of La Chaîne des Rotisseurs, and an Echanson Regional de L'Ordre Mondial. In 2007, he was appointed by the Spanish Government Regulatory Board of Jerez as a Fondador Homologado (Certified Educator). He is also a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE).

Korry was the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship Award.

  • BA, University of Chicago
  • MA, American University of Cairo