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 I 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 I frequently hired JWU graduates because of their superior level of performance. As a third-generation entrepreneur, the recognition of opportunity is skill that I learned at a very early age. In 1995 I exited that venture and joined the JWU to inspire and equip the next generation of chefs.  

In this new path I have realized that one of my passions is guiding students through the Classical Cuisines of France and Italy at the Charlotte Campus. This journey led me 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.student experience.

Areas of Expertise

  • Research methods
  • Organizational theory/behavior
  • Institutional research