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Mr Darren Allard

Mr Darren Allard

Qualification(s)

Associate's degree in Occupational studies, The Culinary Institute of America

Function

Lecturer - Practical Arts

Teaching Subject(s)

Fine Dining Cuisine
International Cuisine
International Cuisine & Culinary Basics

Area(s) of Expertise

Events management
Fine-dining
Food styling
Practical arts pedagogy
Teaching

Short Bio

Originally from NYC, Darren's career has taken him through New Orleans and Boston; through Geneva, Zürich and Gstaad; and through Italy, the Caribbean and the Middle East. At all of these stations his focus has always been on the highest quality possible and he is very proud to continue these high standards at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.

A professional chef is constantly teaching, instructing and managing so it was a natural transition to take on the challenge of teaching at university level. This opportunity first presented itself to him at the beginning of 2011 at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts managed and operated by Les Roches in Switzerland. Prior to this he spent a couple years managing large cooking events and giving cooking classes in Zürich. His experiences as Chef de Cuisine were made in a list of restaurants very well regarded by the guide Gault et Millau.

Constantly striving for perfection, his immediate goal here at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne is to fine tune his teaching materials to stay on the cutting edge of this esteemed innovative educational institution.