Lance Nitahara '08,CIA Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts, CIA New York campus

Faculty Bio: Lance Nitahara ’08

Culinary Arts
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
Certification Credentials: PC III, CEC, CPC, CHE

BPS, AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY. AA, AA, The Culinary Institute of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI.

Professional Experience:
Chef-Instructor, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS. Culinary Artist-in-Residence Executive Chef, Chelsea Music Festival, NYC. Executive Chef, CAMP-of-the-WOODS Christian Resort and Conference Center, Speculator, NY. Apprentice/Commis, 2007 Certified Master Chef Exam. Stagiere, Chez L’Èpicier, Montreal, Canada. Cook II, The Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, WV. Executive Chef/Co-Owner, The Good Life Catering LLC, Honolulu. Sous Chef, El Capitan Lodge, Prince of Wales Island, AK. Garde Manger Cook, Baker’s Assistant, Latitude 22, Manoa, HI.

Sous Chef, Iron Chef America, Food Network, 2011. ACF Silver Medal, Schenectady Culinary Classic, 2011, 2010. Winner, Chopped, Food Network, 2010. High Impact Leader Scholarship, CIA, 2007–2008. Marc Sarrazin Trophy for Best Seafood Display in Show, Salon of Culinary Art, NYC, 2007. ACF Bronze Medal, ACF Professional Chef’s Super Challenge (Mystery Basket), Delhi, NY, 2007. ACF Gold Medal, Salon of Culinary Art, NYC, 2006. ACF Silver Medal, Hawaii ACF Culinary Expo, 2005. Outstanding Culinary Arts Student Award, The Culinary Institute of the Pacific, 2005. ACF Student Silver Medal, Western Regional ACF Conference Culinary Competition, 2005. ACF Student Gold Medal, Hawaii State ACF Conference Culinary Competition, 2004.

Culinary Judge, SkillsUSA and ProStart Competitions. Captain, KCC ACF Hot Food Culinary Competition Team, 2004.

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