Staff profile

Chris Jones

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Arts


Hospitality and Culinary Management


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism


Buxton Campus



I am the undergraduate programme leader for BA Professional Culinary Arts. I also deliver modules on the BA International Hospitality Management and BA professional Culinary Management programmes. My main duties involve ensuring that the culinary programme runs smoothly, curriculum development, and ensuring a positive student experience.

Teaching responsibilities

I am the module leader for Research Skills, Professional Kitchen 1, Independent Study in Culinary Arts and Supervising the Customer Experience, as well as teaching on the Delivering the Customer Experience and Event Catering Management modules. Many of the modules on the culinary arts and management programmes are practical and are vital in the development of students' professional skills needed for successful careers in industry. Real World Learning in central to the curriculum offer within culinary arts and students are required to work on events such as wedding, conferences and banquets, as well as running our own AA rosette highly commended fine dining restaurant at the Dome.

Research interests

My research interests include:

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have worked extensively in the restaurant sector, most notably as a regional trainer for the UK's largest casual dining chain. I have also worked for a range of businesses, from small independent hotels to 2 AA rosette restaurants in London. I have experience in carrying out quality and safety audits as well delivering food safety training, having completed CIEH Level 4 Advanced Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering.

Additional interests and activities

I maintain ties with industry by providing operational support for a regional catering agency. As a department we are very focused on building partnerships with leading industry figures in order to provide a range of experiential learning opportunities for our students, and work placements are integrated into all our programmes.

Recent publications