Deet Gilbert

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2006

Contact Info

Email
deet.gilbert@jwu.edu
Phone
980-598-1483
Campus
Charlotte

About Deet

Raised in New Orleans, Dorothy Gilbert attended college at Green Mountain College in Vermont, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. She returned home to attend graduate school at the University of New Orleans, where she received an M.F.A. in Drama and Communications.

Gilbert spent the next 15 years working in the front of the house, moving in and out of management. Eventually, she landed at Bayona, one of the city’s top restaurants. She was there for five years before moving onto another one of the city’s gems, Peristyle. It was at these two restaurants that she really honed her fine dining service skills.

In the summer of 2005, about six weeks before Katrina, Gilbert and her husband relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. She spent a year managing Upstream before joining the faculty at Johnson & Wales University.

Gilbert holds the Hospitality Grand Master Certification, which is the Federation of Dining Room Professionals’ highest level certification. She is also a Certified Hospitality Educator, a Certified Specialist of Wine and a Certified Specialist of Spirits. She holds a Level 2 WSET Professional Certification in Spirits, and Level 3 WSET Advanced Certificate in Wine, as well as other high-level wine certifications.

Education

  • M.S., Johnson & Wales University, Human Resource Management
  • M.F.A., University of New Orleans
  • B.A., Green Mountain College

I hold the Hospitality Grand Master Certification, which is the Federation of Dining Room Professionals’ highest level certification

Courses

  • CUL2510 Contemporary Restaurant Operations and Management
  • FSM3035 Supervision for Food Service Professionals
  • LEAD1010 Foundations of Leadership Studies
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Professional Affiliations

Federation of Dining Room Professionals, 2006–present
Wine Scholar Guild, 2012–present
Piedmont Culinary Guild, 2016–present
Southern Foodways Alliance, 2016–present