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.

Department Head: Werner Absenger

Majors Advised

  • Culinary Arts
  • Restaurant Management
  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Personal Chef
  • Craft Brewing

Preferred Method of Contact


*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 by e-mail to set-up an appointment for advising.

Culinary Arts (Culinary AAAS track, Certificate, Advanced Certificate)

Restaurant Management (AAAS and Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate)

Baking and Pastry Arts (CA AAAS with Baking track, Certificate, Advanced Certificate)

Personal Chef (CA AAAS with Personal Chef track, Certificate, Advanced Certificate)

Craft Brewing, Packaging and Service Operations

Transfer Credit Questions