Culinary Arts Faculty

Chef Instructors and Faculty

George Beyer: A.A.S. from Johnson & Wales University: Jerry Beyer’s Matawan, Driftwood Cabana Club, Sea Bright NJ, Operations Manager, ServSafe Proctor and Instructor

Anthony Eugenio: M.A. in Educational Leadership/Administration, Supervision and Curriculum from Georgian Court University; B. A. in Hospitality Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University; A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from New York Institute of Technology; Executive Chef – Ocean Beach Club, Elberon, NJ; Sous Chef – Della Femina Restaurant, East Hampton, NY

Maria Ianiro: B.S. in Fashion Design from Philadelphia University; Pastry Certificate from Brookdale Community College; Pastry Chef/Cake Decorator – M&M Bake Shop, East Brunswick, NJ; Pastry Chef/Decorator – Simona’s Bakery, Sea Girt, NJ

Ellen Jaspan, Guidance Counselor: M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Georgian Court University, B.A. in Psychology from University of Scranton, Certified New Jersey School Counselor. H.R., Employee Support Services, Ford Motor Company.

Thomas Leavy: Ed. M. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Rutgers University, B.S. in Labor Studies and Employment Relations from Rutgers University (Summa Cum Laude), A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America; Chef/owner- Chefs and Companie Caterers, Chef/owner- Proud Mary’s Café; Food Service Director and Executive Chef- Marriott Management Services; Chef - Nocello, Northport, NY; Chef- Conklin’s Chop House, Huntington, NY. Thomas also holds NJ certifications for principal and supervisor.

Tim Lutcza: M.A. in Educational Leadership/Administration, Supervision and Curriculum from Georgian Court University;B.S. in Food Service Management and A.A.S. in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University; Chef –Ocean Beach Club, Long Branch; NJ. Territory Manger for ECOLAB, Atlantic City, NJ; Culinary Manger – The Olive Garden, Toms River & Livingston, NJ; Legal Seafood, Warwick, RI; Bisque, Long Beach Island; Southwinds Grill, Lacey; The Dutchman’s, Long Beach Island, New Jersey; Primo’s Italian Restaurant, Hilton Head, SC; M&M Steam Bar and Fish Market, Long Beach Island, NJ

Cathy Mandel: B.A. from William Paterson University of N.J. A.A.S in Culinary Arts from Brookdale Community College, Manager of Bon Vivant Wine and Liquor Store Robbinsville, N.J. Pastry Chef Doris and Ed’s Highlands, NJ Line and Prep Cook for Nordstrom’s Café Freehold, N.J.

Stephen Martin CEC, CCE: A.O.S. with honors from the Culinary Institute of America; A.A.S. in Social Science / Criminology from Ocean County College; Executive Chef – Ray’s Seafood Restaurant, Long Branch; Castle Harlan, Pt. III, Mountainside; Channel Club, Monmouth Beach, NJ; Beacon Hill Country Club, Atlantic Highlands, NJ; Sous Chef – Joe and Maggie’s Bistro, Long Branch, NJ; Office Restaurant, Toms River; Banquet Chef – Westchester Country Club, NY.

Darin Muly: A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from New England Culinary Institute; Wesley College, Dover, Delaware; Executive Sous chef – Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club, Spring Lake; Sous Chef- Grenville Hotel and Restaurant, Bay head; Chef – Ocean Beach Club, Elberon; and Brandl. Restaurant, Belmar, NJ.

Barbara Roselli: A.O. S. in Culinary Arts from Culinary Institute of America, NY; Harrah’s Casino and Resort Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV; Chef – Lincroft Inn, Middletown, NJ; Banquet chef – Cornucopian Caterers, Colts Neck, NJ; Chef / Owner – Great Tastes Catering, Tinton Falls, NJ; Banquet Captain, Branches Catered Affairs, West Long Branch, NJ.

Chad Schoonveld: B.A. in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University; Pastry Certificate from Brookdale Community College; Chad Schoonveld is the Executive Chef at Monmouth Beach, Bath, and Tennis Club; After completing the Associate Program at Brookdale Community College, Chad attended James Watt College in Greenock, Scotland for a semester and worked at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.

Studio Lab Assistant

Elizabeth Tickner Lehmann, M.S.C.H.E.: M.S. in Hospitality Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University; B.A. Hospitality Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University; A.O.S, Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America, CHE, Certified Hospitality Educator, Educational Institute. Adjunct Professor at Farleigh Dickinson University. Chef/Owner, TLC Catering, Inc.; Executive Chef, Wood Food Service Company; Chef Merri-Makers Caterers


Jaime Soto: Assistant Principal as of July 2019, B.S. in Food Service Management; A.S in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University; Executive Chef – Eurest Dining Services; Director of Food Service, Lake VU Camp; Maitre D’ – Ultimate Caterer; Executive Chef – Sheraton Hotel, Food Service Director, Care One King James Adult Living Center, Middletown; Executive Chef, Lime Restaurant, Ocean Township; State Hospitality Coordinator SkillsUSA; ServSafe Proctor and Instructor, and Structured Learning Coordinator.

Michelle Zuppe, M.S.R.D.: Professor and Department Chair at Brookdale Community College for Culinary Arts

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