By Angela Green, Content Executive: Chris Galvin appointed honorary position at Birkbeck University.
Birkbeck University London have announced chef and restaurateur, Chris Galvin, has been appointed to the honorary position of Visiting Professor of Practice in the Department of Management.
The Visiting Professor of Practice title is for those who have appropriate distinction within their area of practice.
Chris Galvin has worked in the culinary industry for over 50 years in both the UK and the US, and during this time he has built an outstanding professional reputation as a recognised leader in the culinary field.
He is a distinguished Chef and owner of family–run Galvin Restaurants founded in 2005 alongside his brother, Jeff. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.
The Department of Management at Birkbeck is a leading centre for interdisciplinary research that informs policy, practice, and teaching.
Students develop the knowledge and skills required to operate in complex, global organisations and to make a positive difference in society. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in accounting, business, international business, management, marketing, and other specialist areas.
Galvin will act as an ambassador for the joint programmes between Birkbeck and Le Cordon Bleu London; the BBA Culinary Industry Management and MSc Culinary Innovation Management.
Chris Galvin commented on his appointment saying: “It is an absolute honour to be appointed and I feel very privileged to be able to share my experiences and knowledge from my time working in hospitality.
“Having worked with Le Cordon Bleu for many years now, it feels great to be able to work on this programme and hopefully be able to inspire students and share current business trends. I have always believed work experience that is supported by education is the perfect combination. I am a true believer in lifelong education.”
Professor Geoff Walters, Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Informatics at Birkbeck remarked by adding: “Chris is an experienced restauranteur and his involvement in the programmes is fantastic for our students who will be able to learn from his extensive experience to support their career aspirations. I am delighted Chris has taken up this honorary position.”
Peter Avis to welcome not one, but two Kitchen Porters for lunch at Galvin at Windows