ACA Faculty Biography

Bruce Johns

Bruce R. Johns

Director of Culinary Operations, C.E.C., C.C.E.

Birthplace: Somers Point, N.J.

Education and training:

A.A.S., Academy of Culinary Arts

Career highlights:

Chef Johns began his culinary career with Resorts International in 1983, then enrolled in the Academy to earn his degree. During his period as a student, Chef Johns expanded his professional experience by working in various restaurants in southern New Jersey. With degree in hand, he opened a restaurant called Our Place Too and wore both the hat of the owner and the toque of the chef. He has been with the Academy since 1994.

Honors and affiliations:

ACF Certified Culinary Educator, Member, American Culinary Federation; coach of the Academy's student team at the annual New York Food Show since 1994 (his team was awarded the Gold Medal in 1997 and 2000).

Specialty:

Hot foods