Genny Komar

Assistant Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2016

Genny Komar

Contact Info


Genny Komar graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI with a A.S. in Culinary Arts 2005 and a B.S. in Culinary Nutrition 2009. Upon graduation Komar became a Certified Culinarian through the American Culinary Federation and began her culinary career in Chicago, Illinois. She worked at a Chicago Sun-Times 3-star restaurant. After working for almost 2 years in the highly competitive restaurant scene of Chicago, she decided to further develop and broaden her Culinary Nutrition skills.

In 2011, Komar was accepted into a highly competitive Dietetic Internship with Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri to complete her Registered Dietitian’s license, with a focus on Culinary Nutrition. Komar focused on developing and implementing healthy eating and culinary skills into a nutritious lifestyle within the Saint Louis community.

After following an opportunity to obtain her Master’s in Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences at Clemson University, she had the opportunity to expand her unique Culinary Nutrition skill set at the University of Mississippi. There she worked as the Athletic Performance Executive Chef and Manager of a NCAA Division I athletic training table dining program; providing delicious and healthy food for the many athletes at the university, which helped fuel the athletics department on to many victories.


  • M.S., Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science, Clemson University
  • B.S. Culinary Nutrition, Johnson & Wales University

To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating. Julia Child

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include the inclusion of basic culinary techniques and the intersection and utilization of these skills within nutrition. Particularly in learning to make healthy lifestyle changes, work with adverse health concerns and to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Scholarly Interests

My scholarly interests include culinary self-efficacy and the utilization of nutrition in health and wellness promotion.


  • CULN1010 An Introduction to the Fields of Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • CULN2020 Applied Culinary Nutrition
  • CULN3155 Vegetarian Cuisine
  • CULN4155 Athletic Performance Cuisine
  • CULN4165 Therapeutic Cuisine

Extra Curricular Roles

RYT-200 hr Certified Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Instructor


Professional Affiliations

Professional Member of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association
Member of Les Dames d'Escoffier

Q&A with Genny

How Did You Get Started?

Cooking started at a very young age for me, as I was always in the kitchen with my mom cooking and creating. My first restaurant job was in Chicago, where I was a line cook at Japonais, a Japanese and French cuisine fusion restaurant.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

Do not be afraid of failing at any new skill or task. Failure is the road to future success. Take the lessons learned from the failure, and use it to fuel your drive and ambition.

What College Do You Teach In?

College of Food Innovation & Technology