Michael Angnardo

Senior Instructor + Department Chair,  College of Culinary Arts

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I strive for a positive atmosphere. If mistakes are made in the lab then I would call a demo to explain, explore and investigate why. Knowing why something happens is a key aspect to learning.“

Bio

Michael Angnardo believes each student is unique and has their own individual way of learning. His goal as an educator is to help students meet their full potential by providing an environment that is conducive to learning and to their individual nuances. He believes that there are three elements that are essential to such an environment: positive atmosphere, treating students as individuals and building a relationship with each student.

Angnardo strives for a positive atmosphere. If mistakes are made in the lab, then he would call a demo to explain, explore and investigate why. The why is the key point that he ensures is covered by the end of the demo. The demo is not to embarrass or a reflection of the student’s abilities, but to use it as a tool so others can learn from it. Knowing why something happens is a key aspect to learning.

As previously stated, each student is an individual; Angnardo makes it a goal to know each student’s name by the end of the class. By doing this, he can build a relationship with each student. He continues to build a comfortable relationship by making sure he spends some time one-on-one with each student during the day.

Angnardo's goal is to build a bridge where they will feel comfortable in communicating and seeking advice in the future. His door is always open, and he is available to assist during regular school hours and via email. Angnardo finds students really appreciate a quick response and with today’s technology it is possible. He is totally engaged in his students’ success and makes it known that he is available any time.

Angnardo continues to work on his craft by updating and honing his skills by taking professional development classes for both hands-on and cognitive skills. His biggest reward is to watch the progress his students make as they complete their education. Angnardo is and always will be available to students whenever needed. If you ask, “Why are you doing this?” — it is to give back to an industry that has given so much to him.

Areas of Expertise

  • Culinary Arts
  • Food Service Management

Certifications

  • Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Working Professional
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)

Awards

  • 2017: Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Maitre Rôtisseur, Greater Miami Bailliage