James Conroy


Professional Experience

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Curriculum Writer and Instructor
Lakewood High School, Lakewood, NJ                                                                             Sept. 2012 to Present
Regional Director-Prepared Foods
Foodtown-Food Circus Supermarkets, Middletown, NJ                                                   Aug. 2006 to Aug. 2012
Hospitality Consulting Services
Conroy Hospitality Services, LLC, Allenwood, NJ                                                            Feb. 1999 to Aug. 2006
Owner/Executive Chef    
Café Allaire, Wall, NJ                                                                                                       Nov. 1994 to Oct. 1997
General Manager    
Drawbridge Steakhouse, Manasquan, NJ                                                                      Mar. 1992 to Oct. 1994
Chef Steward    
Mark Hotel, New York, NY                                                                                               Jul. 1991 to Mar. 1992
Management Instructor    
New England Culinary Institute, Essex Junction, VT                                                      Sept. 1989 to Jul. 1991
Assistant Catering Manager
Hyatt Resort, Orlando, FL                                                                                              Apr. 1988 to Jul. 1989

Civic Activities-Associations

Quality and Safety Committee Member (2009-2012) NJ Food Council, Trenton, NJ
Advisory Board Member (2006-2012) Brookdale Culinary Education Center, Asbury Park, NJ
Board of Directors Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove, NJ
Special Instructor NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Trenton, NJ
Distribution Director Epiphany Church Thanksgiving Meal Program, 1000 meals served, Brick, NJ
Board Member (2003-2007) Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, Asbury Park, NJ



Johnson & Wales University-Providence BS-Hospitality Management Honors Graduate 1988
Brookdale College State Certification NJ High School Teacher of Hospitality and Culinary Arts 2012



Licenses and Certificates - ServSafe, QVC Certified, NJ State approved vendor
Restaurant Reviews and Food News Reporter
Communicator Newspaper, Brick, NJ                                                                          June 1998-April 2012
Food News and Demonstration
News 12 NJ, Edison, NJ                                                                                              Feb. 1999-Mar. 2006
On Air Talent                                                                                                                         
QVC, West Chester, PA                                                                                               Apr. 2003 to Present
Event Management
Spark Market Solutions, Red Bank NJ                                                                           Sept. 2010 to Present