Dr. John Dunning
EdD., PG Cert, BA (Hons), Cert. Ed., HND, DipWSET, FWS, SWS, SFHEA, FHEA, FIH
John currently teaches hospitality management, culinary arts and wines at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU).
Prior to this John worked in hotels and restaurants in various countries. In particular, John worked at Claridge’s and The Savoy in London; five star operations in Monaco/Monte Carlo, Switzerland and France. He has also completed stages in hotels and restaurants in Thailand and America. He has also spent some time in the wine industry in France, Italy, Germany and Australia.
John has been Food and Beverage Manager at Hotel L’Horizon in Jersey, and Training Manager for Gordon Ramsay Group, where he was responsible for training and development across the whole restaurant group (including the 3 Michelin star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay) and consultancy work.
John is particularly interested in wine and restaurant wine service, and he has successfully completed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in Wines and Spirits (DipWSET); French Wine Scholar Diploma (FWS) and the Spanish Wine Scholar Diploma (SWS).
John has presented on professionalism, food, wine, restaurants and associated subjects in: Estonia; Denmark; France; Malta; Germany; Czech Republic; Bulgaria; Macao; Malaysia.
John’s areas of interest in research and development are: hospitality management; restaurants; food and wine; customer service; professionalism.