Robert K. Barr, an award-winning executive chef who has worked as instructor, restaurant owner and resort administrator – and who has served as personal chef to Ray Charles, Reba McEntire and former Vice President Dan Quayle – has been selected as Yavapai College’s new Culinary and Hospitality Program Director.
“There is such a huge interest in Culinary Arts and Hospitality. It is the largest industry in the world.” Barr said. “With the great influx of all the cooking shows and competitions, learning this profession is a lifelong quest. Honing one’s skills is a daily task, and keeping it simple is critical, and necessary.”
With 30 years’ experience in every facet of food preparation, service and management, Mr. Barr brings an eclectic resumé to his duties at the Sedona Center. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medallion, as well as a High Gold Medal and multiple silver medals from the American Culinary Federation.
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