Chef Kim Dolan joined the faculty at Johnson & Wales University in 2000 and she was given the 2001 Outstanding First Year Teacher Award. She specializes in cake decorating, individual pastries, and marzipan and chocolate work. She also advises the College’s Pastry Arts Club. Prior to coming to JWU Dolan taught baking, pastry and entertaining classes in North Carolina, and worked for the Richmond Hill Inn in Asheville, N.C. She also worked as a corporate pastry chef for ARAMARK in Greensboro, N.C., and owned her own retail and wholesale operation, the Ganache Baking Company, in Greensboro. She also produced regular television segments on food and entertaining in Greensboro, and wrote monthly columns for The News and Record in Greensboro.Dolan has been featured in the Providence Journal newspaper and Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, and she makes regular guest appearances on “Cooking with Class,” the daily news segment produced by JWU for NBC10 in Providence. She was also a featured chef on “Master Class at Johnson & Wales,” which aired on PBS stations around the country. Dolan has received numerous awards for her pastry and chocolate displays, including the Gold Medal for individual pastry display from the Charlotte, N.C., chapter of the American Culinary Federation.