Joel Papcun

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American Culinary Federation certified: 1993-present


Former executive chef of several upscale restaurants including:


Trattoria Andiamo, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

The Lodge Hotel, Bellaire, MI

TraVino Wine & Grille, Acme, MI


Current executive chef of Lobdell’s, A Teaching Restaurant in the Great Lakes Culinary Institute.


Originally from the metro Detroit area, I left a teaching position in the Detroit Public Schools to relocate in northwest Michigan. My desire to teach the culinary arts led me to Northwestern Michigan College where I began as an adjunct instructor in the fall of 2000.


When I’m not teaching or cooking professionally, I enjoy cooking with family and friends, fishing, hunting, camping, biking and billiards. I am happily married and enjoy interacting with my two adult daughters and a collection of various pets.