Associate dean a Top 50 Albertan
Perry Michetti, associate dean of NAIT’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, has been named one of the province’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine.
“This is an absolute honour,” said Michetti. “Being surrounded by great faculty and great students is a sure way to find success. I take this as a group award.”
Alberta Venture named Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People in its latest edition. The magazine’s editors note that under Michetti’s leadership, NAIT has built the state-of-the-art Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts, representatives from the culinary program have captured awards at international competitions and the school has become the first in Canada to have an annual chef-in-residence program. The Hokanson Chef in Residence program provides students with a rare opportunity to learn first-hand from the best chefs in the world, including Rob Feenie, David Adjey, Susur Lee, Massimo Capra and Chris Cosentino.
Alberta Venture notes each of the Top 50 selected “has had an uncommon influence on Alberta … and beyond.”
“This recognition is another example of how essential NAIT is, not only to the culinary and hospitality industries in Alberta but to the wider economy and to the province’s future,” said Michetti.
To read more about Alberta’s 50 most influential people, please click here.
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