Paul Bocuse

The Culinary Institute of America salutes the life and legacy of the most important chef in history—Paul Bocuse. We are deeply saddened by his passing, but have been greatly enriched by his friendship and will continue to be inspired by his example. He was the greatest ever. Au revior M. Paul. Merci Bocuse!

Thomas Bensel ’76, CIA Managing Director, Educational Administration

Faculty Bio: Thomas Bensel ’76

Educational Administration
Managing Director—California Campus

Education:
AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY.

Professional Experience:
Director of Retail, Bay Bread/La Boulange, San Francisco, CA. General Manager/Director of Operations, Bon Appétit Management Company at Google, Mountain View, CA. Project Director/Partner, Verve Hospitality Group, Berkeley, CA. Vice President of Operations, Vine Dining Enterprises, Corte Madera, CA. Vice President of Operations, Regional Vice President, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Beverly Hills, CA. Director of Operations, Andre-Boudin Bakeries, Inc. San Francisco. Project Consultant, Penguin Productions LLC, San Diego, CA. Area Director, Boston West LLC, San Diego. Owner/Operator, Montanas American Grill, San Diego. Manager/Limited Partner, Savannah Grill, Corte Madera, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Food and Beverage Director, Hornblower Dining Yachts, Inc., San Diego. Executive Chef/Sous Chef, Hilton Inn and Conference Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Member:
Trustee, Agricultural Institute of Marin, San Rafael, CA. Slow Food USA, San Francisco Chapter. Marin Agricultural Land Trust. Advisor, Growing Great Marin/Edible Schoolyard Program.

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