Robert Zielinski

Associate Instructor,  College of Culinary Arts

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I have a passion for teaching and coaching student culinary teams in competition. "

Biography

After nearly 20 years in the industry, Robert Zielinski joined the faculty of JWU in 1994, where he teaches advanced courses in cake decoration, wedding cake design, hot and cold desserts, and chocolate and sugar artistry. He is a proud member of the first graduating class of Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts.

Zielinski is an avid food show competitor, specifically wedding cakes and showpieces. He is an award-winning pastry chef, having won numerous awards over two decades. Zielinski has a passion for teaching and coaching student culinary teams in competition. In 2004, he led a student pastry team to a bronze medal at the Culinary Olympics in Germany, and he personally won an individual silver medal at the Culinary Olympics in Germany in 2008.

He is the recipient of many notable awards since he began competing in 1976. He holds the credential of Certified Executive Pastry Chef.

Areas of Expertise

  • Culinary Arts
  • Food Safety