The Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Management Division Advisory Committee plays a key role in shaping UAA’s culinary and hospitality programming. Made up of business owners, alumni, industry professionals, and educators, the committee consults with division leadership to ensure training is relevant, excellent, and aligned with national accreditation standards.


Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Management Division

Bill Dugdale, Committee Chair, Center Management Services

Tim Doebler, Director, Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Management Division at UAA

Chef Riza Brown,  UAA Alumna, Owner/Chef, Riza+Brown Catering

Clayton Damm, UAA Alumnus, Director of Catering, Hotel Captain Cook

Don Ellis, UAA Alumnus, Marketing Associate, Sysco Alaska

Philippe Janicka, Food & Beverage Operations, Holland America-Princess Hotels and Lodges

Chef Elizabeth Johnston, Department Head/Instructor, AVTEC

Maggie Kelly, Consultant, Alaska Visitor Services

Chef Rob Kineen, Owner/Chef, Carved Catering and Fresh49

Michelle Smith, General Manager, Snow City Café

Greg Spears, General Manager, Anchorage Convention Centers