Raymond Zoller

Assistant Professor,  College of Culinary Arts

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I have a tremendous passion for excellence and a true desire to help provide each student with the tools necessary to reach or exceed their potential.“

Bio

My name is Raymond Zoller, Assistant Instructor. I have over 30 years of restaurant operations experience to include 10 years of Culinary Operations and over 20 years of FOH experience starting with a manager position with promotions up to and including Director of Operations. I have been responsible for multi-unit budgets that exceed $35 million in sales. I happily teach Freshman and Sophomore Dining Room classes, several culinary classes, and I also teach an Entrepreneurship class in the School of Business.

I have a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship, a Bachelors in Hospitality Management, and an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. In addition, I am a Certified Executive Chef (CEC), Food Service Management Professional (FMP), and Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE.) I am also involved in the Teaching assistant Selection Committee.

I have been teaching for six years at Johnson & Wales University. I love the opportunity to share what I have learned from other industry leaders and outstanding organizations with my students. I am a big believer in developing teamwork in the classroom while also getting to know each student on a personal level. I have a tremendous passion for excellence and a true desire to help provide each student with the tools necessary to reach or exceed their potential.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hospitality Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Certifications

  • American Culinary Federation, Certified Executive Chef
  • Hospitality Educators Society, Certified Hospitality Educator
  • Foodservice Management Professionals

Memberships

  • American Culinary Federation

Courses Taught (Examples)

  • CUL 1325 Essentials of Dining Service
  • FCUL 2235 Cont Serv and Rest Supervision
  • CUL 1055 Cooking in Today's Rest:Br & L
  • ENTR 3025 Growth & Sustain for Small Bus