Fred Tiess

Associate Professor,  College of Culinary Arts

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I frequently hired JWU graduates because of their superior level of performance.“

Bio

Prior to joining the faculty in the College of Culinary Arts, Fred Tiess had worked in various culinary leadership positions for five-star resorts, private clubs and independent restaurants. While serving as the executive chef of a AAA four-star hotel in Virginia Beach, he frequently hired JWU graduates because of their superior level of performance. As a third-generation entrepreneur, the recognition of opportunity is a skill that he learned at a very early age. In 1995, he exited that venture and joined JWU to inspire and equip the next generation of chefs.  

In this new path, Tiess has realized that one of his passions is guiding students through the Classical Cuisines of France and Italy at the Charlotte Campus. This journey led to him earning a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship. The path has continued into teaching entrepreneurship courses for College of Business to help students realize their professional and lifelong aspirations of starting a new culinary endeavor.

Areas of Expertise

  • Research methods
  • Organizational Theory/Behavior
  • Institutional Research