CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
Linda Kender is a Chef and a Food Safety Content Expert who has worked in the industry and at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts for 45 years. She is a member of the second graduating class of JWU – CCA. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching and is a Certified Professional – Food Safety, (CP-FS).
Chef Kender spent fifteen years teaching Garde Manger, her passion, at the College of Culinary Arts, and 16 years teaching Menu Planning & Cost Control, as well as Food Safety. She also worked at many seasonal resorts throughout New England honing her skills and staying up to date with industry trends while employed with the university.
Chef Kender has received numerous awards including the prestigious Les Amis D’ Escoffier Chair and is the first woman in the New England chapter to receive such an award. Recently retired, she is the owner and operator of a food safety consulting company called Calibrated Kitchens, LLC.
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