Jen Stack ‘03 '03, RDN, CDE
Jennifer Stack is an associate professor of culinary science at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. She teaches Nutrition and Food Safety to students in the college’s degree programs. Students in her Nutrition class learn the basic concepts and principles of nutrition, and the importance of nutrition in the foodservice industry. All CIA freshmen take Food Safety, a course that covers prevention of food-borne illness through the proper handling, preparation, storing, and reheating of food; legal guidelines; kitchen safety; and sanitation. Students must be certified through the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® examination to pass the course.
Jen is a 2003 CIA graduate and holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from New York University (NYU) and a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Prior to joining the CIA faculty in 2007, she was proprietor and executive chef of Cedar Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast in Gardiner, NY and a private practice nutrition therapist in New York City. She has also worked as education coordinator at the Renfrew Center in Allendale, NJ, nutrition therapist with the NYU Behavioral Health Programs, clinical instructor at the NYU School of Medicine’s psychiatry department, and senior nutritionist at Tisch Hospital at the NYU Medical Center.
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator, Jen taught at NYU as an adjunct professor. She is a past board member of the Greater New York Dietetic Association and the Food and Nutrition Council of Greater New York. Her book, The Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen, was published in 2012. (Hyde Park, NY)