Culinary Apprenticeship Faculty at Colorado Mountain College

Academic credentials and extensive experience at resort restaurants are the keystones of this culinary school in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Kevin Clarke

Director of the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute at Keystone

Photo of Colorado Mountain Culinary Institute Director Kevin Clark with students.

Kevin Clarke is a 1996 graduate of Colorado Mountain College’s first Culinary Arts class and has been the director of the Keystone program since 2000. He has been involved in the food and beverage industry for over twenty years with experience ranging from being the chef of a white water rafting company to the Chef de Cuisine for the historic Ski Tip Lodge in Keystone, Colorado.

Kevin has been actively involved in culinary competitions for the past fifteen years and acts the coach for the student competition team at Keystone, leading them to several state championships.

In addition to his culinary background, Kevin holds a BS in Business Administration and a JD, both from the University of Colorado.

Kevin urges culinary candidates to seriously consider Colorado Mountain College when looking for a respected program that can translate into a five-star career:

“Colorado Mountain College’s apprenticeship program is so unique and powerful because it gives students the advantage of having three years of work experience while in training. Other schools’ programs are primarily based on classroom lectures, so their students lack real world experience and experience combined with education is what will get you the job you are looking for.”

When he’s not cooking and teaching, Clarke is busy being husband and father. His wife Claire and their two daughters enjoy all that Colorado living has to offer, including skiing, biking, hiking and raising the family’s Arabian horses.