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Culinary Instructor Educator of the Year

Chef Mike Balistrieri

Culinary Instructor Educator of the Year

Nov 4, 2019

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) acknowledged Mike Balistrieri with the 2019 College Educator Award during the association’s annual Celebration of Excellence gala in Madison.

Balistrieri, a chef instructor at FVTC since 2014, earned one of six industry awards administered by the association as part of its yearly Salute to Excellence Winners. He was recognized for exemplary instructional leadership in culinary arts education and farm-to-table cooking practices. This is the third major accolade for a Culinary Arts instructor at FVTC in 2019. Read more >>

Since 1933, the WRA has been dedicated to the success of the foodservice and hospitality industry.