Faculty & Staff

Chef Bruce Konowalow, CCE

Dean of Culinary Arts

Chef Bruce Konowalow came to Baker College as Dean of Culinary Arts for the Culinary Institute of Michigan in July of 2013. He arrived with over 30 years experience in the restaurant and culinary education fields. Chef Konowalow has been teaching culinary arts and restaurant management since 1987. His professional education experiences include:

  • Program Director, New York Restaurant School, New York City, New York
  • Dean of Education, Art Institute of New York City, New York City, New York
  • Director of Education, Le Cordon Bleu School, Dallas, Texas
  • Director of Culinary Arts, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan

Chef Bruce is a Certified Culinary Educator who has published articles in the National Culinary Review, the Livonia Observer, and other publications. His recipes have appeared in the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Livonia Observer and several television stations and websites. While working as a chef in a variety of restaurant venues he received favorable reviews from the New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, and New York Newsday. 


Chef Konowalow, holds a Master of Arts in Food Service Management from New York University, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Bridgeport, and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. He is also an active member of the American Culinary Federation, West Michigan Lakeshore Chapter MI 122.

Bruce, or “Chef K,” and his wife relocated to the Muskegon area from their home in Texas. They are very fond of Muskegon and frequently vacationed here while living in Livonia.

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