Lecturer/Chef Instructor of UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Chef Christopher Lindsay, M.Ed., brings his love of the culinary arts to the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as a lecturer and chef instructor. He is also an alum of UNLV, obtaining a Master’s in Post-Secondary Career and Technical Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the UNLV College of Education in 2016. Over the past two years, Chef Christopher has spent his time in academia, residing on several department committees and developing and co-developing four courses currently running in the Hospitality Colleges Food Beverage and Events Department.
Chef Christopher is also actively involved in community outreach. He has donated his time as a guest chef speaker for the Nevada Restaurant Association at several of the high schools in the valley. And has also conducted mini cooking camps for Upward Bound Girl Scouts of America and has judged high school SkillsUSA, FCCLA, and ProStart competitions. Chef Christopher prepares UNLV Hospitality College Food Beverage & Events management senior students for the industry through hands-on, project-based learning. Chef explains, “We use food and beverage as a vehicle to teach personal growth. This includes the development of soft skills, including organizational, communication, and critical thinking skills to further their career preparation.”
Chef Christopher operates the Hospitality College’s only full-service, student-driven restaurant, Bistro410, which is open select Tuesday through Thursday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., during the fall and spring semesters. Bistro410 features a tapas/shared plates style menu with 40 alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. All original menu concepts are created and executed by the students. For more information or to inquire about reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, visit unlv.edu/hospitality.
What did Chris say about the Workforce and Career Education programs at UNLV?
“The CTPE program was instrumental in teaching me the foundational tools to successfully conduct research, write course curriculum and grant’s. It has also afforded me the opportunity to develop and apply my teaching philosophy“.