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Chef Jennifer Denlinger

Culinary Instructor
Hospitality and Culinary Department Chair

Chef Jennifer M. Denlinger M.Ed., CCC, CHEP
Chef Jennifer Denlinger has been a culinary educator for over ten years. She has a BS from University of Central Florida in Hospitality Management, a M.Ed. from American Intercontinental University in Curriculum Design and a CCC and CHE.  Her culinary education was gained through an intensive apprenticeship program here at Disney.   Her lifelong goal includes combining her educational and culinary experiences together to create a positive learning environment for students and staff members at Culinary School. Being a Chef Instructor she has always enjoyed learning about the Anthropology of Food. 
     Currently, she is defending her dissertation for her PhD in Educational Leadership though Trident University International, on her research of how Brain Dominance effects the Learning style of Culinary and Pastry Students.
      Her current research is centered on the History and Cultural Anthropology of
Food in Florida, from the first settlers to present. It covers the both the cultural and
economic significance of Florida Food, as well as the significance Florida Agriculture has on the economy. She focuses on the seasonality and freshness of foods. Her website is www.FloridaChef.net
      Jennifer is also an active member of the American Culinary Federation, Central Florida
Chapter, and Chaine des Rotisseurs, the oldest Food and Beverage Society in the world, where she holds the position of Southeast Regional Chargée de Presse.

Previous Employment Includes:
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (13.5 years)
- classes taught: meat fabrication, culinary skills, garde manager, culinary nutrition, college success skills, food and beverage cost control management, hospitality management, international cuisine, international cakes and custards, kitchen desserts and restaurant management

Walt Disney World Culinary Team (4.5 years)
-restaurants: Coral Reef, Garden Grill, Le Cellier, Chefs de France, EPCOT Events, including the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, and the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival; Concourse Steakhouse, California Grill

The Wine Cellar Restaurant, North Redington Beach, Fl (3 years)

Phone: 407-582-6083

Email: jdenlinger@valenciacollege.edu

Web Site: http://frontdoor.valenciacollege.edu/?jdenlinger

Office: Poinciana

Location: 112C

Monday 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM digital
2:00 PM- 6:00 PM on grond
Tuesday 4:00- 6:30 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Thursday 10AM- 12:00 PM on ground
12:00 - 6:00 PM digital
Friday 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM digital

Personal Webpage: www.FloridaChef.net