Colin Roche, Ph.D., CEC, CCE, CHE, FMP

Professor  |  Culinary Arts (department chair)  |  College of Culinary Arts
North Miami Campus



Colin Roche is an award-winning educator, avid writer and outdoorsman. He has been published in various food magazines and newspapers, and co-authored the book, “Culinary Educators’ Teaching Tools & Tips” (Kendall Hunt, 2014). Roche also lectures and consults for schools and businesses across the United States, and has appeared in both video and television programs as a content expert, including NBC Channel 6 “South Florida Today,” ESPN’s “Superbowl Countdown” broadcasts, and on the “DEAFinitely Cooking Show.” He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Culinary Federation (ACF); Florida Writer’s Association; International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE); Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA); the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals; and the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, Florida Atlantic University
MBA, Hospitality Administration, Lynn University, Florida
B.S., Hospitality Management, Lynn University, Florida
A.A.S., Hotel Restaurant Management, Southern Maine Community College
A.A.S., Culinary Arts, Newbury College


  • cost control; food media; food writing; learning; menu planning; teaching