Ron Krivosik is a professional chef and current teacher of the culinary arts & hospitality program here at ECC, where he once was a student himself. He has been sharing his knowledge and skills in the industry as an instructor with ECC since 2004.
“I graduated from the Culinary Arts program back in the early 1980s when only eight students were in my class. I have stayed close to the program as it grew, and I have been able to hire alumni as hourlies and chefs for Levy Restaurants,” said Krivosik.
Read on to learn about how this ECC alum took his love for food to flourish in the industry and came back to where it all began to support ECC students with similar goals and passion for the culinary arts.
In your words, what do you do at ECC? What do you want others to know about your job? I teach the students the fundamentals of cooking. Technique is the key to becoming a great cook or chef, and I want to instill that in students from the very beginning.
What is your greatest accomplishment since you’ve been at ECC? I think having the students really understand the basic technique to go out and find work.
If you could instantly be an expert in one thing, what would you choose? Computers.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work (i.e., hobbies/interests)? Golf, wine and food pairing, and cooking.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled? Or where would you like to visit? Napa - Sonoma, the most relaxing place I have found.
You have to wear a t-shirt with just one word on it for an entire year. What would that word be, and why? Kindness - the world needs everyone to be a lot more!!
Share a fact about you that might surprise people to learn. I have cooked for every President of the United States going back to Bill Clinton.
What job have you held (besides ECC) that was the most fun, interesting, or difficult? Explain why. Vice President for Levy, being able to cook for 300,000 people in three days and serve them all great food safely.
What was your most valuable life lesson? Find what you love to do and do it!
Complete this sentence: “I enjoy working at ECC because … “ I like to help the students find out if they love the culinary arts and help them on their way.