Thom England, as a professional chef,
food writer, educator and mentor, has shared his
expertise with many aspiring and seasoned chefs
for over 20 years. Born and raised in Northern
Indiana, Chef England trained in New York at the
Culinary Institute of America. He spent much of
his professional career in New York and well as
Central Indiana. He is an ACF Certified
Executive Chef (CEC). He is also well versed in the
production and pairing of alcohol, running and
consulting for wineries. He is a Certified
Specialist of Spirits (CSS)
He currently serves as program coordinator at the Ivy Tech Hospitality and
Culinary Arts program. Additionally, he is active in the community as a
local foods activist as co-founder and president of Dig-IN: a non-profit for
the promotion of Food, Beverage, and Agriculture.
Thom is the author of 3 cookbooks including The Idiots Guide: Grilling
(2014), The Idiots Guide: Cooking Basics and Sous Vide(2016).
Over the years, Chef has had food articles published in several local and
national publications. He has been an avid local foods traveler, studying
food and culture in 47 states and 8 countries.