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Elizabeth Branscum

Technical Instructor Culinary Arts

Contact Information

Bishop Campus, BB 177C

970.255.2636

ebranscum@coloradomesa.edu

Education

MAEd, Teacher Leadership: Colorado Mesa University
Studied Higher Education Administration: University of Arkansas 
BS, Criminal Justice and Sociology: University of Central Missouri

Biography 

Chef Beth is the instructor for the concurrent high school program in the Culinary Arts program at Western Colorado Community College. She currently teaches culinary program fundamentals, introduction to sustainable cuisine, safety and sanitation, introduction to foods, center of the plate and introduction to baking. She has previously taught cake decorating and presenting, and advanced baking in WCCC's Baking and Pastry program.

Chef Beth encourages her high school students to develop a passion for good food and food safety in her through hands-on experience and during special events hosted by the Culinary Arts program. She believes her students are the future of food production in western Colorado and she is very proud of the hard work they accomplish every day. 

Before joining the WCCC faculty, she worked at restaurants across Colorado, Missouri and Arkansas. She also spent many years working in student affairs at the University of Central Missouri, the University of Arkansas and the University of California at Riverside. She loves working with college students and working with food and teaching culinary arts is her dream job.

She is a member of the American Culinary Federation. And in her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, spending time with friends and traveling.

Published Work

Winter 2018/2019 - Spoke + Blossom