Faculty In Review

Hotel & Restaurant

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Rhea A Dellimore

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
A.S., Culinary Arts, City College of San Francisco


Ms. Dellimore has been teaching at CCSF since 2010

Ms. Dellimore is an Instructor at the City College of San Francisco Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies Program where she teaches lab and lecture courses, designs curriculum, and is currently spearheading a project to upgrade her department’s Assessment process using LiveText software. Ms. Dellimore has worked the gamut of cooking, management, and event planning positions in a variety of restaurants and catering companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and has run her own business specializing in catering, cooking classes, pop ups, and kitchen management consulting.


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Timothy M Felkner

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Barbara G Haimes

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Keith C Hammerich

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

A.A., Skyline College

Mr. Hammerich has been teaching at CCSF for the past 20 years

Give as much as I can to the students, while at the same time, trying the get as much out of the students. Prepare them for the demands and rigors of the Professional kitchen.

Belong to the Gastronome Club of San Francisco. Cook at the Bohemian Club each summer for the past 24 years.

Live cooking demonstrations for CUESA at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Playing golf, learning the guitar, cooking


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Kimberly A Higgins

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

In addition to her studies at the CCSF’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies program, Ms. Higgins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.

Prof. Higgins has been teaching at CCSF since 1999

Ms. Higgins desire to help others succeed in a career in hospitality was spawned by her decades of training and mentoring hotel staff. She believes learning is best facilitated by an instructor who balances sound theory with solid industry experience. For example, her teaching of Hotel Front Office Operations and Principles of Hotel Administration is facilitated by her wealth of experience in hospitality management. Ms. Higgins is a seasoned professional with over 36 years experience in the hospitality industry in hotel management. She has worked as Director of Operations, Regional and Area General Manager and General Manager. She also possesses significant experience in Food & Beverage, Sales & Marketing and Front Office Operations in both domestic and international hotels. Students are challenged to provide solutions to examples real world problems Ms. Higgins has encountered.

Ms. Higgins also tries to integrate several different methods in her classroom that accommodate students' various learning styles. For example, she might work in a short lecture, a problem solving exercise or break the class into small groups all in the same class session. She strives to create a classroom environment that is flexible enough to accommodate students’ needs and she has found that technology can be a valuable tool in creating this environment. She therefore encourages her students to take an active role in the classroom, guiding classroom discussions and curriculum choices, and discovering and using their new knowledge. Clear objectives guide lessons and assignments, and she believes that students should be aware of them and able to determine when they have mastered them, realizing that the development of front office skills takes time. Ultimately, students should learn to seek new learning experiences and direct their own education, encouraging a life-long learning process.

Ms. Higgins produces private label jams, marmalades and pickles and is a devoted world traveler.


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Mark David Hodgson

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

BA University of California, Berkeley
MA Columbia University

Chef Hodgson has been teaching full-time at CCSF since 2005 and part-time since 2003.

He enjoys speaking and studying foreign languages, traveling, and playing violin.


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Christopher P. Johnson

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Maureen E Kellond

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Sarah Lau

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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James S. Morse

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

A.A., Diablo Valley College; A.S., City College of San Francisco

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Claire Muller-Moseley

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

B.A., M.A. , San Francisco State University

Ms. Muller-Moseley, a second generation San Franciscan, has been an educator in the California Community College system for over twenty-seven years. Her areas of teaching include: foods and nutrition, early childhood education, consumer awareness courses, clothing and textiles.

As a teacher/educator, her special focus is on helping others find their forum for creative expression and her commitment is to student success.

She is a member of the Nutrition Today Society and Child Development Training Consortium.

Ms. Muller-Moseley's hobbies include textile painting, collecting and refinishing antique furniture, gardening and travel.


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Ronald Ng

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

A.S., City College of San Francisco

Mr. Ng has been teaching at CCSF since 1991

He feels that learning may not always be easy, but it should be enjoyable.


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John D Oakley

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Mr. Oakley has been teaching at CCSF for the past 4 years.

He likes to teach a wide range of cooking skills and works with the flavors from many cultures. He also enjoys the artistic part of cooking from carving through presentation and tries to give students a good background in quality food.

Mr. Oakley has been involved in field trips with the 5 Star Hospitality Club and demos.

Some of his extracurricular activities include cooking, ice carving and horticulture.


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Aaron John Ogden

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

A.S., City College of San Francisco; A.O.S, Culinary Institute of America

Mr. Ogden has taught at CCSF from 1994.

His educational philosophy is to provide vocational training to all who are interested and to enhance the culinary abilities of those who want to become better cooks.


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Vincent P Paratore

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Erwin Pirolt

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

B.A., Bad Gleichenberg, Austria

Mr. Pirolt has been teaching at CCSF for the past 17 years.

He states that "teaching helps my pay back to the community. The Hotel and Restaurant Program at CCSF, I feel, is the main reason for San Francisco being a city of highest culinary standards."

He is a member of the 5 Star Hotel and Restaurant Club and is involved in the Hotel and Restaurant Cookbook.

In his leisure time, Mr. Pirolt enjoys kayaking, skiing, diving, literature, art, construction, sculpture and farming.


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Tannis C Reinhertz

Chair, Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

A.S., City College of San Francisco; B.A., Saint Marys College; M.A. Ed, San Francisco State University

Ms. Reinhertz has been teaching at CCSF since 1995.

She states that "the big question for most teachers is how best to present information so students can comprehend, retain and apply it. As a teacher, my goal is to think about the final learning outcome and map a path from there to the students goal; I believe using student input and engagement is critical to the process. In addition, we all need to be engaged and challenged by the course content and encourage to create a collaborative learning environment. My goal is to foster an active learning community where students feel safe to speak out and question, me, themselves and each other."

Board Member, La Cocina;

She has been published in "Women for Wine Sense".

In her leisure time, Ms. Reinhertz enjoys running, swimming, yoga, reading, eating out, biking and baseball.


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Roderic E Ridgway

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Elizabeth A Riehle

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Pastry Chef Instructor Riehle has been teaching at CCSF since 2006.


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Jennifer Kay Rudd

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Lorna J Shea

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Luis Tomas Villavelazquez

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Darlene M Zandanel

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Margaret C. Zeiger

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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