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Hospitality, Baking
& Culinary Arts

Division Faculty

Cathy Barron, CEPC
Assistant Professor; Coordinator, Baking & Pastry Arts; ACF Certified Executive Pastry Chef; N.Y.S. Certification – Culinary Careers
Education: Master of Science, Buffalo State College; Bachelor of Science, Buffalo State College
Phone: 716-210-2557
Location: NFCI-152

Benjamin Loomis, CEC
Instructor, Hospitality and Culinary Arts; ACF Certified Executive Chef
Education: Masters of Science, Career and Technical Education – Buffalo State College;  Bachelors of Science, Business Management; D’Youville College; Associates in Occupational Studies, Culinary Arts – Culinary Institute of America
Phone: 716-210-2565
Location: NFCI- 148

Daniel DiPirro
Coordinator; Hospitality
Education: B.S., SUNY College at Buffalo
Phone: 716-210-2553
Location: NFCI-147

Dominic Fabrizio
Technical Assistant; Culinary Arts
Education: A.A.S., A.O.S., SUNY Niagara; B.S., Niagara University
Phone: 716-210-2568
Location: NFCI-233

Nathan Koscielski, CCE
Assistant Professor; Culinary Arts, Chef
Education: Master of Science -Career and Technical Education – SUNY @ Buffalo; Bachelor of Science-Career and Technical Education – SUNY @ Buffalo; AOS, Applied Technology of Culinary Arts – Pennsylvania Culinary Institute; 2-year Certificate in Culinary Arts – Willis H. Carrier Education Center
Phone: 716-210-2544
Location: NFCI-155

John Matwijkow, CCE
Associate Professor; Culinary Arts, Chef; Vice President of the American Culinary Federation of Greater Buffalo
Education: Master of Science and Bachelor of Career Tech. Education, Buffalo State College
Phone: 716-210-2545
Location: NFCI-151

John Pope
Instructor, Culinary Arts
Education: A.A.S., SUNY Niagara; B.A., Lemoyne College
Phone: 716-210-2551
Location: NFCI-150

Myriah Meyer
Technical Assistant, Baking & Pastry Arts
Education: A.A., B.B.A., SUNY Cobleskill
Phone: 716-210-2525
Location: CI-130A

Scott Steiner, CCE, AAC
Associate Professor; Coordinator, Culinary Arts; ACF Certified Culinary Educator; American Culinary Federation of Greater Buffalo Chairman of the Board; ACF Past Chef of the Year
Education: Master of Science & Bachelor of Science, Buffalo State College
Phone: 716-210-2558
Location: NFCI-157

Seana Sullivan, CEPC
Instructor, Baking & Pastry Arts
Education: Associate in Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences – SUNY Niagara
Phone: 716-210-2522
Location: NFCI-158


Josh Blumberg
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs: BC
Phone: 716-614-6456
Location: NFCI