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Chef Smith, CEC

Dr. Scott Smith is the Department Chair of Foodservice Management Program and a Professor in The College of Hospitality Management at the Johnson & Wales University Denver Campus. He has more than twenty years of management and culinary experience in the foods industry, including: culinary and dining service, instruction, operations management, human resource development, quality improvement and development.

Scott earned his Ph.D. in Education and Human Resources Studies, with a focus in Community College Leadership at Colorado State University. He also has received an MBA degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, with a concentration in entrepreneurship. In addition, Scott is the chef owner of Chef Cool Enterprises, LLC which produces the Trail Magic BBQ sauce and spice product line. In his spare time, Scott volunteers for the Westminster, CO Open Space Project and works with several other organizations building and maintaining backcountry hiking trails.