School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management FacultyJohn Hartley
Chef John Hartley is currently serving as a College Assistant Professor in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at New Mexico State University, teaching quantity foods courses and managing the School's 100 West Cafe. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration, 2000 from NMSU, a Bachelor's in Hospitality & Tourism Services, 1994 from NMSU, and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, 1988.
Chef Hartley's culinary and management background spans over thirty years including Food & Beverage Director at Fresno Pacific University, F&B Director/Executive Chef of The Pagosa Lodge and Resort, Production & Cash Operations Manager for Aramark Managed Services, Executive Chef of Ciao Bella, Inc. and The Safari Bed & Breakfast, and Owner of Catering by the Bay and Hartley-Zeck Culinary Consultants, LLC. His experience includes world-class restaurants, hotels, resorts, multi-unit management, contract management, catering, and consulting. Highlights of his career include cooking for President George H. W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, the Pope of the Armenian Catholic Church, and numerous celebrities. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation, the Council for Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Educators, and is a past member of the National Executive Chef's Association. Chef Hartley has also served on the Board of Directors for the Mesilla Valley Youth Foundation and Team Zane Celebrity Fundraiser.
As a native of Las Cruces and a graduate of NMSU, Chef Hartley takes great pride in giving back to both his childhood community as well as his alma mater.
College Assistant Professor