Test Kitchen, Showroom, and Training Areas
The Culinary Center was designed for flexibility and can be configured to meet a variety of customer needs. We offer the Culinary Center to foodservice industry partners for their purposes. It is regularly used for menu development, operations training, food demonstrations, equipment testing, food photo shoots, and offsite meetings.
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Corporate Executive Chef
Corporate Executive Chef April Barney-Pouncy has been a prominent leader in the culinary industry for over 14 years, serving in a variety of cooking and educational capacities. April has served as the Director of Culinary arts in the Wylie ISD in Wylie, TX and as Chef Educator at Skyline High School Culinary Arts Magnet in the Dallas ISD – leading students and developing curriculum to allow them to explore their futures in the restaurant and foodservice industry. In addition to her educational achievements, she also served as the Executive Chef in the districts restaurant training program as well as filling the role of District Caterer.
She broadened her reach to culinary students by serving as the Executive Chef with Skyline Café in Dallas, TX. While there, she trained students in large-scale food preparation as well as lead the overall operations including staff training, menu development, purchasing and customer relations. Chef April has also served as Chef/Owner of her own business that specialized in high-volume fine dining, catering, private events and culinary education.
April is a recent board member for the TX Chefs Association and served as the community outreach co/chair. She is a member of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association Education Board and represented the Dallas Chapter of Texas Chefs Association as the 2014 Educator of the Year. Her most recent nominations include Le Dames of Escoffier and Texas Restaurant Association Excellence in Education Award.