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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Faculty and Staff

Brian Hay, M.S., Sommelier

Title: Director, Culinary and Wine Institute at Carolina / Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism
Department: School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
E-mail: bhay@hrsm.sc.edu
Website: Culinary and Wine Institute at Carolina
Phone: 803-777-4402
Office:

McCutchen House

Brian Hay

Background

M.S., Purdue University
B.Comm., University of Guelph

A graduate of Purdue University, Chef Brian Hay has been working and teaching in the culinary field for more than 20 years. He has worked in different styles of foodservice including an extensive background in catering. Hay is the 2009 winner of the Texas Beef Council Statewide Burger Competition.

Prior to joining the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, he spent 14 years developing both the Hospitality and ACF Exemplary Culinary Arts program for the Austin Community College district in Austin, Texas and served as department chair. While in Austin, Hay developed a TV series about the basics of cooking called Austin Cooks. In his current role as director of the Culinary and Wine Institute at Carolina, Chef Hay oversees the Culinary Arts Certificate and also instructs Chef du Jour classes at the McCutchen House. His current focus of interest in the culinary field involves restaurant management and beverage and food pairing.

Areas of expertise

Beverage Management
Restaurant Operations

Honors and awards

  • Winner of the 2009 Texas Beef Council Statewide Burger Competition

Professional certifications and affiliations

  • Certified Specialist in Spirits, Society of Wine Educators
  • Certified Culinary Educator, American Culinary Federation
  • Certified ServSafe Instructor, National Restaurant Association
  • Certified ServSafe Proctor, National Restaurant Association
  • Certified Sommelier, International Sommelier Guild

Professional experience:

Director of Culinary and Wine Institute at Carolina
University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., August 2011 - Present
Department Chair of Culinary Arts, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, January 1999 - May 2011

Professional accomplishments:

Development of Austin Cooks, a TV series to show the basics of cooking,

Teaching

HRTM 370 - Restaurant Food Production Management
HRTM 190T - Cooking for Two