Paul Smith’s College enlists new culinary leader

Jun 29, 2016 | News

An award-winning chef and educator has been named chair of the Culinary Management department at Paul Smith’s College.

Bruno Neveu begins his new role July 25.

“Initially, I was attracted to Paul Smith’s by the magnificent setting,” Neveu said. “When I arrived, the positive energy and hospitable faculty and staff made me want to be part of the institution. I am thrilled to share their culinary vision and the essential values that helped establish the college’s excellent reputation.”

He currently serves as the culinary school project manager at the Academie Culinaire de France. Neveu has also held leadership positions at Alain Ducasse’s Ecole Nationale Superieure De Patisserie in France, the Cesar Ritz Colleges’ Culinary Arts Academy in Switzerland, the Ritz–Escoffier School in Paris, Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London, the Culinary Institute LeNôtre in Houston and the Connecticut Culinary Institute.

Neveu has won several awards, including first place in the Auguste Escoffier Competition in Paris and a diploma of excellence in teaching. He is also a knight in the World Order of the Académie Culinaire de France and has been certified by the American Culinary Federation as a culinary educator, executive chef and executive pastry chef.

“We are very excited to welcome chef Neveu, an international baking and pastry expert, to head up our culinary faculty,” said Nicholas Hunt-Bull, provost of Paul Smith’s College. “Chef Neveu is a classically-trained French teacher, who will guide our team of bakers and culinarians in developing ever-more-exciting curriculum for our students.”

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