Quientina Stewart

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2015

Professor Quientina Stewart

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Quientina Stewart joined the faculty at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte in 2015. She possesses over 20 years of Food & Beverage and Hospitality industry experience in both front and back of the house and lodging. Stewart has held positions in private clubs, cruise ships, resorts, fine and casual dining, onsite food service management, and retail food service both on the sweet and savory sides of the kitchen ultimately serving as an Executive Pastry Chef for over 10 yrs.

She has applied her degrees earned at Johnson & Wales University Charleston in Culinary, Pastry Arts and later a B.S. in Food Service Management to navigate her career. Stewart most recently used her Master’s Degree in International Hospitality Management to enhance a career in academia and business. She has used her diverse background and skill-set in post-secondary and higher education instruction over the past 8 years.

Stewart has completed various training and application in the area of service leadership. She is a member of the American Culinary Federation with a Certified Executive Pastry Chef credential. She has contributed to the DMV Food Truck Association in Washington DC and is a Founding board member of the Carolinas Mobile Food Coalition, a nonprofit mobile food advocacy group serving the Charlotte Metro Area.


  • M.S., International Hospitality Management,Stratford University
  • B.S., Food Service Management, Johnson & Wales University
  • A.A.S., Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University

One of the greatest pleasures of my life has been that I have never stopped learning about Good Cooking and Good Food.
Edna Lewis


  • BPA1710 Plated Desserts
  • CULN2230 Designing Healthy Desserts

Professional Affiliations

American Culinary Federation
Les Dames d'Escoffier
Carolinas Mobile Food Coalition


Honors And Awards

  • Community Prominence Award, Johnson & Wales University, 2022

Q&A with Quientina

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

Be a sponge. Keep a journal. Open your mind and learn as much as you can (the good and the bad). Never be afraid to seek help or advice to sift through the good and the bad. Be willing to put in time to practice and develop a skill or talent that will help turn your passion into a career. Remember you will only get out what you put into your time here, so focus on positively building yourself up.

What College Do You Teach In?

College of Food Innovation & Technology