Chef Karla Boetel
Iowa Culinary Institute
Chef Karla Boetel got her start in culinary arts as a student at DMACC and graduated from the Culinary Arts program with honors. She taught for the DMACC Culinary Arts program while simultaneously opening a kitchen at The Wine Experience in Des Moines, where she was executive chef.
In 1999, Chef Boetel won a nationwide contest and a scholarship to attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. As a student, she worked part-time in several well-known restaurants as a pastry chef.
In early 2003, she was named Executive Chef for Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and three years later she returned to her alma mater DMACC to join the Iowa Culinary Institute faculty. She is currently an instructor at the Ankeny Campus in the Culinary Arts program.
She added international culinary experience to her resume in 2006 when she completed a chef's apprenticeship in Le Cergne, France.
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