Ron DeSantis is Director of Culinary Excellence and Quality Assurance for Yale Dining at Yale University. He oversees the production of over 13,000 meals each day at Yale. He provides leadership for all facets of culinary concept design, development of innovative menus and cuisine and training of the culinary team.
Before joining Yale, Chef DeSantis was Director of CIA Consulting at The Culinary Institute of America. This role kept him on the cutting edge of the food service industry.
A graduate and 25-year veteran of the Culinary Institute of America, DeSantis has cooked for a wide variety of audiences including military cooking, in-flight catering, fast food service, fine dining preparations and health-conscious cuisine.While working at the Culinary Institute of America, DeSantis gained certified master chef status — making him one of only 62 living Americans to pass the prestigious, eight-day culinary test. DeSantis also holds an MBA from Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Chef DeSantis has received many citations during his professional career, and is co-author of “Modern Batch Cookery” published by J. Wiley.