Jack Chiaro

Associate Professor,  College of Culinary Arts

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I have learned through experience and observation that without sound financial management, there is little success in the food and beverage industry. That is why I love and am committed to teaching.”

Bio

Having graduated Rhode Island College with majors in Political Science, Social Science and Secondary Education, Jack Chiaro became enthralled with the entire culinary arts scene.

After 16 years in the industry working his way up to restaurant owner, executive chef and corporate chef — and earning a master’s degree in Hospitality Management — Chiaro find himself, once again, enjoying his original career choice, but actually getting the best of both worlds by teaching at JWU.

He has taught in the College of Culinary Arts (both kitchen lab and financial management classes), College of Hospitality Management, College of Online Learning and College of Arts & Sciences.

Chiaro has been involved in creating and writing JWU culinary textbooks as well as one for secondary education. He developed the curriculum for and managed JWU's Singapore culinary programs.

He has learned through experience and observation that without sound financial management, there is little success in the food and beverage industry. That is why he loves and is committed to teaching food and beverage financial management — and to helping students integrate financial success into a lifestyle filled with hard work and rich culinary passion.

Professional Memberships

  • American Culinary Federation (ACF), 1984–present, Local Chapter President, Chapter Officer, Chair of the Board, and Committee Member
  • Rhode Island Sommelier Society, 2015–present