Jim RoseExecutive Chef, Skidmore College

Jim Rose is Executive Chef at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He advises all culinary/dining service operations and serves as the College’s culinary expert and visionary for food quality, culinary creativity, menu development, staff training, and menu presentation.

Jim is a 1982 alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y. as well as receiving a degree in Food Service Administration from SUNY at Cobleskill. He is recognized as a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) through the American Culinary Federation and is the recipient of numerous culinary awards.

Since graduating in 1982, Jim has dedicated over thirty years in the foodservice industry. He particularly enjoys mentoring younger culinarians.

Prior to joining Skidmore, Jim was the Chef/Proprietor at the Union Hall Inn Restaurant and Catering in Johnstown, N.Y. where he was proud of building a successful 16-year family business by doing what he loved “pleasing customers with good food and service”. He and his wife, Shelly currently own and operate Wine and Roses Restaurant, Broadalbin, N.Y. Jim was also the Executive Chef at the prestigious Mirror Lake Inn Hotel, Lake Placid, NY.

Among his many accomplishments at Skidmore, Chef Roses dining services team has been ranked in the top ten of “Best College Dining Services” by the Princeton Review and Niche Magazine. Jim is an advocate of promoting and introducing good sustainable practices for Skidmore’s Dining Services program. He prides himself on achieving high customer satisfaction, through working directly with student groups, faculty and administration, and the dining services team.