Title: Manager, The Crystal Room Bistro operations
Department: Business and Information Technology
Office: Galucci Hall 155-B
Chef Mark Kent currently serves as the chairman of the board for the Akron-Canton Area Cooks and Chefs Association. In addition, he is serving as the national chair for the Nominations and Elections Committee for the National American Culinary Federation. He is the operations manager for The Crystal Room Bistro. Prior to that, he served as the executive chef for University of Akron Dining Services. Kent's previous positions include corporate chef for Concord Hotel Company, executive chef for the Houston Yacht Club, and several hotels located in Houston, Atlanta, Detroit and Cleveland.
In 1997, the Akron American Culinary Federation named Kent “Chef of The Year.” Other honors include: