Johnson & Wales University
Chef Robert Epskamp joined the faculty of Johnson & Wales University in fall 2004. Chef Epskamp earned his bachelor’s degree in Health and Cardiac Fitness from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. After working in the field of cardiac rehabilitation for a number of years, Epskamp changed careers and earned an associate degree in Culinary Arts from Kendall College in Evanston, IL. He worked at many prominent Chicago establishments, including Swissôtel Chicago, Park Hyatt Chicago and Gerhard’s Elegant European Desserts in Lake Forest, IL. In 1995 Epskamp joined the faculty of his alma mater, Kendall College where he specialized in restaurant desserts, chocolates, sugars and wedding cakes. Epskamp joined Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte Campus in 2004 where he specializes in chocolates, sugars and plated desserts.