Mr. Kenneth Bourgoin

Culinary Instructor

An accomplished chef with 39 years of cooking and business experience in multiple facets of the industry. Ken began his professional career at Southern New Hampshire University. Ken’s journey brought him through the food service businesses of private college dining services at St. Anslems College, Bedford Country Club Banquet service, Sole proprietorship restaurants Lord Jeffrey’s American Continental, and Edibles Etc.’s off Premise Corporate Catering. He came to Florida to work for Disney starting at their food-processing center working his way through Magic Kingdoms Tony’s Italian Restaurant, Yacht and Beach’s seafood restaurant Ariel’s and the Grand Floridians Michelin Star Victoria and Alberts. While continuing to work in the industry as part ownership/Manager of Visual Cuisines Food Photography, he started to teach at Valencia as an adjunct in 1998. This turned into a full-time position and he has been with Valencia for 25 years in Culinary Education. He has exposed students to culinary education on a national and international level with trips to the Nations Restaurant Food shows in Chicago and helped open doors to internship education in Florence Italy with The University of Firenze and Prague, Czech Republic. He has also coached several culinary student teams, winning Florida State Student Culinary Competitions three times! He is currently assisting in Chairing the Culinary and Pastry programs for Valencia College and the Walt Disney World Center for Culinary and Hospitality Management. Our vision is to focus on preparing the next generation of Culinary and Pastry students to successes bigger than our own!


Walt Disney World Center for Culinary and hospitality management


Office: Floor 5 room 535 Unionwest building. change per semester but usually I am here daily and will find you or you will find me.

Important Announcements
To all students in lab classes

Please read all course materials before stepping into the kitchen environment. Click on the course material tab at the left of the screen and read all significant responsibilities required for kitchen safety
Last updated 7/7/2015