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Go anywhere within a 300-mile radius of Denver with Chef Jackson Lamb, and you are guaranteed to run into a chef, restaurant owner, bartender, server or food distributor he knows because he worked with or for them, taught them the business or served as a mentor in their careers. In recognition of his influence on so many lives, in 2016, he was chosen as Chef Educator of the Year by the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.
During his nearly 20 years at MSU Denver, Lamb has taught with enthusiasm and passion, educating future generations of culinary arts and hospitality management professionals. He is a consummate educator focused on hunger-related issues, the effects of volunteerism on culinary-skill competencies and customer service concerns in private club environments. Lamb has been a strong advocate for reducing food insecurity and food waste throughout his career, serving as a board member for We Don’t Waste and Food Bank of the Rockies, the Colorado Restaurant Association and the American Culinary Federation.
Today, our beloved chef is paying it forward in true Jackson Lamb fashion by helping endow a scholarship that will support the next generation of hospitality leaders pursuing their educational goals at MSU Denver.