Appointment of Executive Director Interim and Acting HOD – Culinary Arts

Appointment of Executive Director Interim and Acting HOD – Culinary Arts

23rd April 2019


University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Assistant Professor Chef Mario Adderley as Executive Director (Interim) of Culinary Arts and Tourism Studies (CATS) and Assistant Professor Ms. Donna Williams as the Acting Head of Department for Culinary Arts.

As the Executive Director of CATS, Chef Adderley serves as chief academic administrator and stakeholder liaison for CATS, providing vision, leadership, management, and advocacy for tourism, hospitality, and culinary arts, its programmes, faculty and staff. He will assist in establishing a process for enrollment management, formulate with key stakeholders long- and short-range goals for the Department, supervise and evaluate faculty and staff performance, and foster community outreach with magnet, private and public schools, among other duties.

A graduate of the Bahamas Hotel Training College (BHTC), Chef Mario earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts and a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Administration (Hon.) with a concentration in Marketing, both from Johnson and Wales University. Over the years, he has served as a Banquet Sous Chef, Catering Chef and Food & Beverage Coordinator at hospitality operations and has represented The Bahamas at numerous culinary events around the world.

Assistant Professor Ms. Donna Williams succeeds Chef Adderley as the Acting Head of Department for Culinary Arts. Ms. Williams obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition with a Minor in Chemistry and Biology from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia; a DIP ED in Family and Consumer Science from the former College of The Bahamas and a Master of Science Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Studies from University of the West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados.



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