Adjunct Professor, International School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Professor Lioudmila Voltchok, CFBE, joined the International School of Hospitality and Tourism as an adjunct faculty member in 2009. She currently teaches the Nutrition, Sanitation and Food Safety course at the undergraduate level.
Professor Voltchok also teaches Introduction to Baking, Professional Baking, and Purchasing & Marketing at SUNY Rockland Community College located in Suffern, NY. She has served as a member of the Advisory Board in the Hospitality and Tourism Department at RCC since 2004.
Professor Voltchok has over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry. When she arrived in the United States, she began her career working at the Tolstoy Foundation Center, a senior citizens cultural organization, where she started in an entry-level position. During her tenure there, she continued her education, acquired business management skills, and currently holds the position of Food Service Manager – Head Chef. She is responsible for coordinating assignments for the food production department staff and the dining room personnel, establishing quality standards for all menu items and for food production practices, as well as negotiating and approving contracts and agreements with suppliers and distributors.
In 2008, Professor Voltchok obtained her Certified Food & Beverage Executive (CFBE) certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Association. She also holds the title of Certified ServSafe Instructor and Proctor from The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
While working full-time, Professor Voltchok maintained a commitment to furthering her education in the hospitality field. She earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism, as well as a Culinary Arts Certificate at Rockland Community College, graduating with honors. She has undertaken her graduate study at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the Master in Hospitality Management program.
In addition to her 14+ years career in the Hospitality Industry, Professor Voltchok worked for 13 years as the Plant Engineer and Purchasing Liaison in the Ukraine after she obtained her Combined Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Lvov Polytechnic Institute at Lvov, Ukraine. She is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish.
Her life and work experience prove that she strongly believes in continuing education, and she appreciates every opportunity to pass her knowledge to the younger generation.
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