Colin P. Roche – PhD, MBA, CEC, CCE, CHE, FMP

Chef Colin Roche has been in the hospitality field for over thirty-five years and has multiple degrees in this discipline. He is also an award-winning educator who is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Culinary Federation (ACF); Florida Writer’s Association; International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE); Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA); the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals; and the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

Dr. Roche’s certifications include the American Culinary Federation’s “Certified Executive Chef” (CEC) and “Certified Culinary Educator” (CCE); The National Restaurant Association’s “Foodservice Management Professional” (FMP); and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s “Certified Hospitality Educator” (CHE).

An avid writer and outdoorsman, he has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects and has been published in various food magazines and newspapers. Dr. Roche is also co-author of the book “Culinary Educators’ Teaching Tools & Tips” (Kendall Hunt, 2014).

His area of research interests includes culinary and hospitality education, tertiary education (teaching, learning, pedagogy, and assessment) and the scholarship of teaching & learning (SOTL). He also lectures and consults for schools and businesses across the United States and has appeared in both video and television programs as a content expert, including NBC channel 6 “South Florida Today”, ESPN’s “Superbowl Countdown” broadcasts, and on the “DEAFinitely Cooking Show”.


  • AAS, Culinary Arts, Newbury College
  • AAS, Hotel Restaurant Management, Southern Maine Community College
  • BS, Hospitality Management, Lynn University
  • MBA, Hospitality Administration, Lynn University
  • PhD, Higher Education Leadership, Florida Atlantic University