Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Chef’s Academy appoints chef Jeff Bane as dean of culinary education

The Chef’s Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 108-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 30 degree programs in five schools of study, has appointed chef Jeff Bane MLD, CEC, CCE dean of culinary education North Carolina/curriculum program coordinator. In this position, Bane will assist instructors in developing learning styles and curriculums, inform students of their progress in the program, complete performance appraisals, and monitor grades, schedules and course loads.

Prior to joining The Chef’s Academy five years ago, Bane received his associate’s degree in culinary arts and bachelor’s degree in food service management from Johnson and Wales University’s Charleston, S.C. campus and holds an associate’s degree in pastry arts from The Chef’s Academy as well as a master’s degree in leadership development from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind. He served as an executive chef for ten years in Montana, Alaska, Utah, Idaho and Arizona. Bane spent three years overseas working at resorts in New Zealand, France and Austria. He also spent a summer in the Balearic Islands of Spain as a private chef.

Bane grew up in Fort Wayne, Ind. and now resides in Morrisville, N.C. He is involved in many professional organizations, including the National Ice Carving Association, the American Culinary Federation, the American Homebrewers Association and the World Association of Chefs Societies. In 2010, Bane was named American Culinary Federation Indianapolis Chef Educator of the Year.