CULINTRO A Community for Restaurant Professionals

Culintro Board of Advisors


Karl Guggenmos, Dean

Johnson & Wales University

Karl J. Guggenmos

Karl J. Guggenmos, university dean of culinary education, is responsible for creating a vision, providing strategy and leadership and exploring growth initiatives for JWU's College of Culinary Arts. He also oversees the university's culinary procurement program. Prior to assuming his current position in 2004, Guggenmos was dean of the College of Culinary Arts in Providence, and a faculty member and director of culinary education at JWU’s Charleston Campus. During his tenure, he was voted Chef of the Year twice and featured on the PBS series, "Master Class at Johnson & Wales."

In 2008 Guggenmos earned the distinction of Global Master Chef, the highest level to be awarded to a chef, from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). He earned his Master Chef status in Germany in 1981 and is a member of the American Academy of Chefs.