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Culinary School Stories

62 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Colin Roche, PhD, MBA, CEC, CCE, FMP, CHEWebsite

Culinary School Stories is a podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Every week we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impa… read more

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Story #051 - Jorge de la Torre

Chef Jorge de la Torre is the Director of Culinary Arts for Kitchen Network-Park Hill, a non-profit incubator/accelerator/commissary for minority owned businesses and a workforce development learning center in Denver, Colorado.

Chef de la Torre graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in business before going to the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After graduation from culinary school, Jorge worked at various restaurants in San Francisco and Hawaii. He then moved to Vail, Colorado, and worked for Vail Associates and was a chef/owner of a restaurant. He also worked for Whole Foods in Denver, many catering companies, and a steakhouse in NYC before finding his true culinary passion to teach.

In 2001, Chef de la Torre began his career as a culinary educator, starting as a chef instructor for The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. He joined Johnson & Wales University at their Denver campus in 2002 as the director of culinary operations. He received his master’s degree in Adult Education from Colorado State University in 2005 and was promoted to the position of dean of culinary education, a position he held until 2021 when the campus closed.

Jorge is on the board for We Don’t Waste, a nonprofit that picks up food from restaurants, stadiums, and caterers to distribute for free to those in need. Chef de la Torre is also a council member for CHOW (Culinary Hospitality Outreach and Wellness), which deals with the mental issues found in the culinary world.

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, CA

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ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way.

Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!

From current students and alumni to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

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NOTE: If you want to share your culinary school story in a future episode, all you have to do is go to http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com and download the guest questionnaire at the bottom of that page. Once you fill it out, email it back to us. After we review it, we will be back in touch to set up a date and time to talk!

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