The Chef’s Academy Appoints Dean of Culinary Education

Culinary Institute Promotes Chef Jeff Bane

Raleigh, NC, July 08, 2011 --( The Chef’s Academy (, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 108-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 30 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced that Chef Jeff Bane MLD, CEC, CCE has been named dean of culinary education North Carolina/curriculum program coordinator. In this position, Bane will assist instructors in developing learning styles and curriculums, inform students of their progress in the program, complete performance appraisals, and monitor grades, schedules and course loads.

Prior to joining The Chef’s Academy five years ago, Bane received his associate’s degree in culinary arts and bachelor’s degree in food service management from Johnson and Wales University’s Charleston, S.C. campus and holds an associate’s degree in pastry arts from The Chef’s Academy as well as a master’s degree in leadership development from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind. He served as an executive chef for ten years in Montana, Alaska, Utah, Idaho and Arizona. Bane spent three years overseas working at resorts in New Zealand, France and Austria. He also spent a summer in the Balearic Islands of Spain as a private chef.

“I am excited to begin my new position at The Chef’s Academy’s newest facility,” said Bane. “My goal is to inspire students daily and keep them on track during their time at the institute. I hope to encourage excitement about the program and develop new ideas.”

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- Bane grew up in Fort Wayne, Ind. and now resides in Morrisville, N.C.

- Bane is involved in many professional organizations, including the National Ice Carving Association, the American Culinary Federation, the American Homebrewers Association and the World Association of Chefs Societies.

- In 2010, Bane was named American Culinary Federation Indianapolis Chef Educator of the Year.

About The Chef’s Academy:
The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 108-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 30 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 6,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College’s 13 campuses, its online division and The Chef’s Academy. Located in Indianapolis, The Chef’s Academy is opening a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina’s Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef’s Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college’s culinary division provides an environment that fosters students’ passion for culinary arts and hospitality and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef’s Academy, visit

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