Advising Information

Culinary students meeting with the chef

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

Restaurant Management Associate Degree Students

Students who are in the process of completing the Restaurant Management Associate Degree should make an appointment with Werner Absenger, Program Director by September 1, 2018 to develop a plan to complete these classes.