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About the Author
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. 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). 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 hosts the Food Media Network's YouTube channel ( and three podcast titled “Chef Educator” (, "Culinary School Stories" (, and "Kitchen Lingo" (