D'Avolio Culinary Institute- Offering Open Enrollment
D'Avolio Culinary Institute-  Offering Open Enrollment

Our Team

D'Avolio Culinary Institute's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our students and industry partners. 

Dan Gagliardo

 

CEO and Owner

 

Owner of D'Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars and More and D'Avolio Institute for Culinary Education

 

 

Denise Poland

 

Director of Admissions

Introduction to Baking Instructor

 

Licensed Private School Agent

Licensed Director

Licensed Private Career School Teacher Certificate

 

Specialties:

Baking, Student Services, Admissions

 

Graduated from the French Culinary Institute and Culinary Tech Institute

 

Over 6 years of experience working in Marketing, Recruitment and Management for a culinary training program.  Previously, worked as the Catering Chef at Hodgeson Russ (Sodexo), baker at Panera Bread and associate at Muscoreil's Fine Desserts

 

email: dlpoland@verizon.net

 

David Rennie

 

President of Instructional Activity

Executive Chef Instructor

 

Licensed Private School Full Teacher License

Licensed Director - Permit

Certified ServSafe Instructor and Proctor

 

Specialties:

Fine Dining Food and Culinary Instruction

 

Graduated from Liason College of Culinary Arts, Ontario, Canada

 

Skilled culinarian who has created fine dining food at the Buffalo Country Club, Adams Mark Hotel and Buffalo Launch Club.  Over 6 years of experience training students for successful careers in food service.   

 

email: buffalohealingchef@yahoo.com

Sadie A. McPhillips

 

Director of Career Services

Basic Work Skills Preparation Instructor

 

Licensed Private School Agent

Temporary Private Career School Teacher Certificate

Liscensed Director- Permit

NYS Adult Education Certificate

 

Specialties:

Culinary Employment Services, Resume Writing and Customer Service

 

Graduated from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY with a BA in Psychology and Sociology

 

Over 5 years working with at risk youth and adults at Buffalo Adult Education and other local culinary program, to help them achieve credentials to advance their lives.  Previously, I have worked as an Assistant Manager and Customer Service Trainer at Wilson Farms; managed all daily aspects including hiring and firing of staff.  

 

I am always looking to partner with local food service establishments who are willing to help students hone their culinary skills, though both student internship and employment opportunities.

 

email: smcphillips@diceinc.org

D'Avolio Culinary Institute

2253 Main Street Buffalo NY 14214

Call or Text 716-834-3423

admissions@davolioculinary.com

 

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