Faculty – Culinary Arts

Monica Wilson Cross

Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management Instructor

P: 515-242-7846 | E: Monica.WilsonCross@dmschools.org


B.S. in Business and Public Administration, Drake University
A.O.S. in Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

Teaching Experience
Chef-mentor to Central Campus Culinary Program since 2009

Career Experience
Executive Chef & Beverage Director, Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
Sous Chef, Wakonda Country Club
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Belvedere Mansion, Staatsburg, NY
Market Basket, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL

Chef John has worked in the hospitality industry since the day of his 16th birthday when he start washing dishes and bussing tables.  He has since worked in many facets of the industry and has worked under some of the best chefs in the world.