Meet Chef Jeff Riedel


At L’Ecole Culinaire, we have the good fortune to have remarkable talent teaching the next generation of chefs. Our chef-instructors bring considerable experience in the culinary field, adding unique insight to the curriculum they teach. Chef Jeff Riedel, for example, is as a seasoned chef with over 35 years in the culinary industry.

His passion for the culinary world was nurtured while working at his grandfather’s Illinois restaurant. His formal education includes a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and attendance at New York’s French Culinary Institute. While in the northeast, Chef Riedel has served as Saucier Chef at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, as Chef Tournant at Caesar’s Atlantic City Casino and as Executive Chef at the Cornell University Club in Manhattan.

Upon his return to St. Louis, Chef Riedel served as Executive Chef for the Alton Belle Casino, Hunter’s Hollow Inn, Embassy Suites Downtown, The Gatesworth, The Hallmark and St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

Chef Riedel has been a chef instructor at L’Ecole Culinaire since 2006. During his tenure, he has taught hundreds of students, managed Le Food Truck and taught public classes. Recently, Chef Riedel appeared on KSDK’s SHOW ME St. Louis, demonstrating his recipe for risotto. Chef Riedel is also an award-winning ice carver.

Has Chef Riedel’s exciting career inspired you to explore your own opportunities in the culinary arts? You can learn about earning your diploma or degree in culinary arts at L’Ecole Culinaire in less time than you might think. We have campus locations in Kansas City, Memphis and St. Louis offering professional culinary training as well as the public classes. While visiting one of our campuses, consider joining us for lunch or dinner in our Presentation Room Restaurant, where you can enjoy the creations of the next generation of chefs. For more information on starting a career in the culinary world, click here to submit your request for information.


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