Culinary Arts

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Culinary Arts Faculty

April Bankhead, Culinary/Cooking

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abankhead@peralta.edu
510-464-3406

Alicia Paullin, Culinary/Cooking

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apullin@peralta.edu
510-464-3406

Couretney Townsend, Culinary/Cooking

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ctownsend@peralta.edu
510-464-3406

David Jones, CEC, CCE, CHE Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management

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davidjonesDavid Jones is an American Culinary Federation – Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator and American Hotel & Lodgers Association – Certified Hospitality Educator with over 30 years experience as a chef, restaurant manager and culinary educator. He has worked in many renowned restaurants such as One Fifth Avenue, Tavern On The Green, and The Soho Charcuterie in New York City, California Café in San Francisco and Napa Valley, Columbia Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, and La Casa Sena and Café Cassis in Santa Fe. Chef Jones has held the positions of Program Director – Culinary Arts/Hotel & Restaurant Management at Santa Fe Community College, in addition to Foodservice Director/Department Chair at Santa Barbara City College, and he joined the faculty of Laney College in 2005.

Office Hours
Room: E-107
Times: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and  11:30 AM-12:30 PM  Thursday, or by arrangement. Please call or email to make an appointment.

Contact Info
djones@peralta.edu
510-464-3406

David Huie, Baking and Pastry

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dhuie@peralta.edu
510-464-3407

James Lambert, Baking and Pastry

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jlambert@peralta.edu
510-464-3407

Jay Miller, Baking and Pastry

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Jay Miller graduated with a BA in Sociology from SUNY Cortland in 1976 and received a Certificate of Achievement from City College of San Francisco in the Hotel and Restaurant Department in 1990. He has worked as a baker and chef in restaurants and cafes in Marin County CA, Minneapolis MN, and Alexandria VA. Jay started and ran his own dessert catering business called Totally Baked for six years in Minnesota and Virginia and sold to both businesses and individuals. After he returned to California in 2003, he decided to follow the advice of one of his CCSF culinary instructors and became a culinary instructor himself – first at Contra Costa College then at Laney College. In his position as a culinary arts instructor at Contra Costa College, he held two different positions, spending two semesters teaching the pastry and baking students and two semesters teaching the introduction to fundamentals in food service. Jay came to Laney College in August of 2006 and after teaching many different classes within the culinary department, he is currently teaching first semester baking students in the Basic Patisserie class and lecturing in the Culinary Math Fundamentals and the Recipe, Formula and Food Costs classes.
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jlmiller@peralta.edu
510-464-3567

Laurence Jackson, Culinary/Cooking

Laurence Jackson

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Laurence Jackson’s career started in 1980 when he graduated from the California Culinary Academy. He then went to work for Amelio’s Restaurant in San Francisco which was a landmark destination from 1980-1983. Chef Jackson soon went to the Metropol in Berkeley where they were voted Best French Restaurant (East Bay), then on to the American Hawaii Cruise Ships from 1983-1984. In 1987 he became one of the opening chefs for the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco and worked there for ten years (including five years as Executive Chef). While at the Hotel Nikko, Chef Jackson Some received numerous awards including: 1990 Quady Wine Competition (first place), 1999 Quady Wine Competition (second place), March 1995 Most Electric Appetizer, 1999 American Food and Wine. From 1997-2004 he was at Jordan’s Restaurant Claremont Hotel (AAA 4 Dimond Award for dinning – the only East Bay restaurant to receive this award). He was a member of Les Toques Blanches from 1995-1997. Laurence Jackson was given the chance to teach at the California Culinary Academy and Laney College where he found his new life calling – and soon made it his lifelong commitment. He has a passion for teaching others his lifelong dream: to enjoy food.

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ljackson@peralta.edu
510-464-3406

Lorriann Raji, Baking and Pastry (Department Chair)

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lraji@peralta.edu
510-464-3407

Steven Moore, Culinary/Cooking

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smoore@peralta.edu
510-464-3406

  • Culinary Arts Brochure (PDF – 424KB)

    Culinary Arts Brochure
  • Oakland Magazine – March/April 2011 (PDF – 2.5 MB)

     

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