Dean Eliacostas: 2023 POY Finalist

Culinary Instructor & Program Coordinator, Restaurant/Hotel Management & Culinary Arts

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Ballot Information

  • Current Program Coordinator Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Restaurant Hotel Management.
  • Presented multiple times for High School Career Fairs.
  • Organizer of High School Culinary Competitions.
  • Organizer of Culinary Advisory Board meetings.
  • Master Educator Nominee 2023
  • Learning College Day Presenter.
  • Place Students into Hospitality Jobs.
  • Lead on Dual Credit Assessment – Articulation
  • Participate in New Faculty Orientation week.
  • Coordinator for American Culinary Federation Annual Review and Accreditation.
  • Speak yearly to Carl Sandburg’s Occupation program for students with special needs.
  • Help facilitate the development of Table 67.
  • Lead on Operations for Table 67

Outside of MVCC

  • Hands on cooking demonstrations with Grade School Students.
  • Parish Council Member for my Parish
  • Presented at the James Beard House NY.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award Alan B Shepard High School.
  • USO BBQ for the troops.
  • Participated in fundraising events for the following organizations:
    • Share our Strength
    • Meals on Wheels
    • March of Dimes
    • Spirit of Blue
    • Wounded Warriors Project
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Make a Wish Foundation.
    • First Look for Charity
    • Mercy Home for Boys and Girls