Michael Godfrey began teaching, in 1994, at The Collins College of Hospitality Management (CCHM) on the campus of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). He was a member of the instruction team for The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch for ten years. He teaches food, beverage, and labor cost control, beer and culture, and strategic leadership.
Prior to joining CCHM, Michael held management and corporate restaurant operations positions in several Southern California companies. His industry experience began as a cook with Pinnacle Peak and a server with Cask‘n Cleaver. Following graduation, he joined the management team of The C & C Organization, and held the General Manager position at the flagship Cask‘n Cleaver restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and at Charley's Grill & Pub, in Upland, California. He performed with The C & C Organization as wine inventory controller, Assistant Director of Human Resources and as the Director of Training. In addition, he has worked as the Director of Food and Beverage at SeaCliff Country Club, as a Managing Partner with Buffalo Ranch Steakhouse and as a Managing Partner & Management Trainer with Pacific Ocean Restaurants, Inc. (Crabby Bob's Seafood Grill).
Michael is working on his doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. He is a homebrewer and collects beer-related cookbooks. He conducts beer tasting, beer and food pairings and beer appreciation lectures for CCHM and has organized microbrew tasting seminars for the Cal Poly Alumni Association and for private clients. Michael, Jennyfer, and their son Justin reside in Ontario, California.
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