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Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Advising Plan

Department:   Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

Office Location:  117 ATC

Office Phone:  (616) 234-3690

Contact:  Werner Absenger, Program Director; Marcia Arp, Academic Secretary

Email address: or

Office Hours:  7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Program Director: Werner Absenger

Majors Advised:

Preferred Method of Contact:   E-Mail

Students in Laboratory Class:

Students in a culinary laboratory class should meet with their laboratory professor for advising.

Students Not Enrolled in a Laboratory Class:

Please contact one of the professors below to set-up an appointment for advising.

Culinary Arts (A.A.A.S or Certificate)

Pre-Hospitality Management (Specialized Management), A.A. (Ferris State University)

Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate

Personal Chef Certificate

Craft Brewing, Packaging and Service Operations Certificate

Transfer Credit Questions: 

  • Werner Absenger (make appointment through Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Office or by calling (616) 234-3690