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Work History


Culinology® Program Director, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, California State University, Fresno

2006 – present


Principal Investigator / Program Director, Home Economics Careers Model Programs and Assessment Development funded by the California Department of Education 2008-2009


President and Founder “Knead-2-Know Consulting, Ltd.”

1997 - present


Founder and Partner Tischlein Deck Dich, LTD., Pretoria, South Africa. Catering, Import & Export

1993 - 2000


President, Founder and Executive Chef The Bistro Thabong LTD., Peoria, Illinois. Fine Dining Restaurant

1997 - 1998


Director, Founder and Executive Chef / Master Baker Der Zuckerbäcker (Pty) Ltd., Pretoria, South Africa Bakery, Confectionary, Coffee Shop, and Restaurant/Bar.

1989 - 1996


In-House Caterer American Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa

1995 – 1996




Consulting Expert, Round Table Group, Washington, DC

2008 - present


Evaluator of Education, Training and Experience of foreign credentials Trustforte Corporation, New York, NY

2001 – present


Past consultant for Bobka Bob LTD., Kraft Foods, Tombstone Pizza, Kraft Ingredients, The Soyfoods Council, Sunsweet Foods, Nielsen Massey Vanillas, Ready Pac Produce, Imperial Sugar, Wally Biscotti, Food Masters, California Almond Board and Butter Buds Food Ingredients.

1998 – present




Board of Directors, California Restaurant Association (CRA), Fresno Chapter

2008 - present


Editorial Advisory Committee, Retailer’s Bakery Association (RBA)

2008 - present


Research Chefs Foundation Advisory Committee

2008 - present


American Culinary Federation Foundation (ACFF) Accrediting Commission Evaluator

2008 - present 


Advisory Board Member

"Hey Kids, Let's Cook!"

KVPT Children's Television Production, Fresno, CA

2008 - present


Board of Directors, International Food Service Executives Association, (IFSEA) Global Branch 2007- present


Advisory Board Member, Institute of Technology, Culinary Arts Division, Clovis, CA

2007- present


Board of Directors and Education Chair, ACF Chef's Association of San Joaquin Valley, CA

2007- present


Chair, Retail Baking Industry Foundation - Retailer’s Bakery Association

2004 – present


Education Advisory Board, American Institute of Baking (AIB), Kansas

2003 – 2007


Board of Directors, Chicago Area Retailers Bakery Association (CARBA)

2003 – 2006


Board of Directors, Urban League of Racine and Kenosha, Inc. Wisconsin 2003 – 2004


Board of Directors, The Bakers Club of Chicago

2000 – 2006


Contest Supervisor Commercial Baking, Skills USA / VICA Illinois

2000 – 2006


Certification Board, Retailer’s Bakery Association (RBA)

2000 – present



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