Mary Bodensiek

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I try to develop in students a passion for the guest, and that the guest is important. And if you don’t have a guest that’s happy, you don’t have a business — it’s that simple.”


Mary Bodensiek has a bachelor’s degree in Management from Johnson & Wales, and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Culinary Education from Johnson & Wales. She has almost 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry managing all areas, including bar, dining room and kitchen. Bodensiek teaches beverage and dining service classes. She has been teaching at Johnson & Wales since 2012.

Areas of Expertise

  • Culinary Education
  • Management


  • Society of Wine Educators, Certified Specialist of Wine (CWE)
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)