Story #002 – John Noble Masi

NAME: John Noble Masi

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY


Chef John Noble Masi


John Noble Masi started his career in foodservice when he was just knee high to his Dad making fresh baked rolls, cookies, and danish in his father’s bakery. John loved food so much, he later attended the premiere culinary school in the world in 1984: The Culinary Institute of America before he moved to Florida to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration at Florida International University.

Since graduating in 1991, John has dedicated more than 28 years to a career in culinary arts and hospitality, working in both front of house and kitchen/bakery operations for hotels, cruise ships, premiere catering companies, and 2 of the top 3 global foodservice management companies in positions that continually increased his responsibility from an Executive Chef to a Regional Vice President role. Today, John teaches young hospitality professionals, various culinary and other courses as Faculty of Culinary/Industry Consulting at the Chaplin School of Hospitality Management & Tourism at Florida International University.

John recently assumed responsibilities as the President for the American Culinary Federation’s Broward County Chapter and leads all activities in their local ACF events and meetings, as well as coordinating all educational sessions and member support programs for that local chapter.

In 2011, John formed Hospitality Performance Partners, bringing this same hospitality Passion to a new consulting company focusing on a broad range of activities. The company’s Culinary trainings and Operational Performance “Fresh Eyes” reviews have helped many clients improve their hospitality operations both financially and operationally.

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