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Baker College Culinary Arts Director To Be Inducted Into Premier Gastronomic Society

July 24, 2013

Chef Recinella to join Disciples Escoffier International-USA July 26

Thomas Recinella, CEC, ACE, AAC, Program Director for the Baker College of Port Huron Culinary Arts Program, will be inducted into membership of the prestigious Disciples Escoffier International-USA in Las Vegas, July 26.
This premier gastronomic society was founded to honor renowned French chef Auguste Escoffier (1847-1935). Its members are culinary professionals who maintain French haute cuisine standards, promote relationships between professionals and students, organize culinary events, collaborate closely with schools, and unite all Disciples Escoffier from around the world in the true “Esprit Escoffier.”

“Chef Recinella’s induction into Disciples Escoffier honors his dedication to the culinary arts and his vast contributions to our culinary arts program,” said Dr. Connie Harrison, Baker College of Port Huron President. “We are very proud of his accomplishments and are excited about what his association with this elite gastronomic society will add to our students’ experience while at the Culinary Institute.”

Recinella will be inducted into the society with seven other industry professionals at the Disciples Escoffier-USA third annual dinner. There are approximately 150 Disciples Escoffier members in the USA and more than 20,000 worldwide.

Recinella came to Baker College a year ago, charged with expanding its world-class culinary arts program in Port Huron. He previously served as culinary arts director at State University of New York where he was a member of the teaching staff for 13 years. Other positions he has held in his nearly 30-year career include manager and co-chef with his wife at Winnisook Club, the oldest private club in the Catskill Mountains; owner and chef de cuisine of Main Street Bovina, a fine-dining restaurant, catering business and retail grocery store in South Central New York state; and chef de cuisine at Heathers Golf and Country Club–Total Golf, Inc., in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

For more information, please contact Daniel Kenny or call 810.985.7000 or 888.262.2442.

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    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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Baker College Culinary Arts Director To Be Inducted Into Premier Gastronomic Society

July 24, 2013

Chef Recinella to join Disciples Escoffier International-USA July 26

Thomas Recinella, CEC, ACE, AAC, Program Director for the Baker College of Port Huron Culinary Arts Program, will be inducted into membership of the prestigious Disciples Escoffier International-USA in Las Vegas, July 26.
This premier gastronomic society was founded to honor renowned French chef Auguste Escoffier (1847-1935). Its members are culinary professionals who maintain French haute cuisine standards, promote relationships between professionals and students, organize culinary events, collaborate closely with schools, and unite all Disciples Escoffier from around the world in the true “Esprit Escoffier.”

“Chef Recinella’s induction into Disciples Escoffier honors his dedication to the culinary arts and his vast contributions to our culinary arts program,” said Dr. Connie Harrison, Baker College of Port Huron President. “We are very proud of his accomplishments and are excited about what his association with this elite gastronomic society will add to our students’ experience while at the Culinary Institute.”

Recinella will be inducted into the society with seven other industry professionals at the Disciples Escoffier-USA third annual dinner. There are approximately 150 Disciples Escoffier members in the USA and more than 20,000 worldwide.

Recinella came to Baker College a year ago, charged with expanding its world-class culinary arts program in Port Huron. He previously served as culinary arts director at State University of New York where he was a member of the teaching staff for 13 years. Other positions he has held in his nearly 30-year career include manager and co-chef with his wife at Winnisook Club, the oldest private club in the Catskill Mountains; owner and chef de cuisine of Main Street Bovina, a fine-dining restaurant, catering business and retail grocery store in South Central New York state; and chef de cuisine at Heathers Golf and Country Club–Total Golf, Inc., in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

For more information, please contact Daniel Kenny or call 810.985.7000 or 888.262.2442.

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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