Deet Gilbert

Associate Professor,  College of Culinary Arts

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I hold the Hospitality Grand Master Certification, which is the Federation of Dining Room Professionals’ highest level certification.”

Bio

Raised in New Orleans, I attended college at Green Mountain College in Vermont, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. I returned home to attend graduate school at the University of New Orleans, where I received an MFA in Drama and Communications.

I spent the next 15 years working in the front of the house, moving in and out of management. Eventually I landed at Bayona, one of the city’s top restaurants. I was there for 5 years before moving onto another one of the city’s gems, Peristyle. It was at these two restaurants that I really honed my fine dining service skills.

In the summer of 2005, about 6 weeks before Katrina, my husband and I relocated to Charlotte, NC. I spent a year managing Upstream before joining the faculty at Johnson and Wales University.

I hold the Hospitality Grand Master Certification, which is the Federation of Dining Room Professionals’ highest level certification. I am also a Certified Hospitality Educator, a Certified Specialist of Wine and a Certified Specialist of Spirits. I hold a Level 2 WSET Professional Certification in Spirits, and Level 3 WSET Advanced Certificate in Wine, as well as other high-level wine certifications.

Certifications

  • Professional Certifications Certified Bordeaux Educator, 2016
    L’Ecole du Vin
  • French Wine Scholar (FWS), 2015
    French Wine Society
  • Food Safety Manager, 2015
    National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
  • Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), 2013
    Society of Wine Educators (SWE)
  • Rhône Master Level Certificate, 2012
    French Wine Society
  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits, 2012
    Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET)
  • WSET Level 2 Professional Certificate in Spirits, 2008
    Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET)
  • Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), 2008
    Society of Wine Educators (SWE)
  • Hospitality Grand Master (HGM), 2007
    Federation of Dining Room Professionals
  • Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), 2007
    American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute

Memberships

  • Federation of Dining Room Professionals, 2006-present
  • Wine Scholar Guild, 2012-present
  • Piedmont Culinary Guild, 2016-present
  • Southern Foodways Alliance, 2016-present