Christopher Ferretti, CEC

Chef Ferretti is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York City, where he received Grand Diplomas in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts. He also graduated from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Economics, Journalism, and History. Prior to becoming a chef instructor at Walnut […]

Alex Crowe

Mr. Crowe was the founding brewmaster for the Sackets Harbor Brewing Company in New York, where he won seven medals in several international competitions in six different beer style categories. He holds an M.S. in Biochemistry from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Diploma in Brewing Technology from […]

Akita Brooks

Professor Brooks has been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years and has done everything from working in a bustling airport’s food operation to navigating hotels in the boutique, upscale convention, and luxury markets. Though her first passion is the hospitality industry, her near second is learning and development. […]

Nancy Bates

Ms. Bates earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from West Chester University and an ABD in English Literature from The University of Oregon. Her extensive experience includes teaching English, Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing at The University of Oregon, Widener University, Montgomery County Community College, and Ursinus College. Ms. […]

Derek Andress, CEPC

Chef Derek Andress has over 20 years of experience as a food service professional in fine dining restaurants and hotels. He has a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts with a minor in Business Management from Drexel University. He also has an Associate of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management […]


Walnut Hill College has established the following list of policies to keep students informed and safe while in attendance: Student Bill of Rights Title IX Policy Bullying and Harassment Alcohol and Illegal Drugs Missing Student Notification Timely Warnings Emergency Preparedness Policy  Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedure Security, Access, and Prompt […]

Alumni Association

About the WHC Alumni Association The mission of the WHC Alumni Association is to engage graduates continuously in programs, activities, and support services that not only contribute to the individual growth of alumni members but also enhance and promote the image of the College and the hospitality industry. Perpetuating a […]

Career Opportunities

If you’re a WHC alum, join our Alumni and Career Services group! You’ll gain exclusive access to industry-specific job openings. (Current students may join on Schoology.)   Click here to see our 2021 Placement Rates Hire a WHC Student or Alumni If you’d like us to share a job opportunity […]


Walnut Hill College is affiliated with hundreds of the finest hotels, restaurants, resorts, casinos, catering companies, and conference centers in the Greater Philadelphia area and across the country. Internships provide our students with a real-world setting to practice the skills and knowledge they acquire in our classrooms. As interns, students […]

The Great Chefs

What better way to inspire students than to have them create dishes from some of the greatest chefs in the world? The Great Chefs welcomes you to enjoy a gastronomic experience inspired by some of the industry’s top chefs. The restaurant’s inventive cuisine pops against the all-white backdrop of the […]