Culinard in Greenville - Culinary Arts School Faculty
Chef Mark Bergstrom
Chef Mark Bergstrom inspires students with his passion for food, gardening and education. He is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University and holds degrees in culinary arts and food service management. He has traveled the country while working for hotels, country clubs and fine dining restaurants. Chef Mark taught as an adjunct culinary instructor for Greenville Technical College for three years and as a culinary instructor at The Culinary Institute of The Carolinas at Greenville Technical College for five years. He owned and operated Frozen Moments, Inc., an ice carving company for six years and is certified as a dual role Serv Safe® instructor and proctor. Chef Mark currently sits on the advisory board for Culinary Arts for Greenville County Schools and is the former Chair of the Board for Carolina International Prep School.
Chef Anastasia Kaminski
Chef Anastasia Kaminski joined the Culinard team in January of 2013. She is a graduate of Greenville Technical College Culinary Arts program and has trained at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in advanced wedding cake decorating and design. Chef Anastasia is ServSafe® certified as a dual role instructor and proctor with the National Restaurant Association and is an active member of the American Culinary Federation.
Chef Anastasia trained for over five years under a Culinary Olympic Chef, Jim McCallister. She was the pastry chef for the Milliken Guest House in Spartanburg and has worked as a pastry chef in a high-end restaurant in Greenville. Chef Anastasia discovered her passion for education while teaching classes at an upscale, all-natural grocery store. She was an adjunct instructor for The Culinary Institute of the Carolinas and taught culinary arts at a local high school for five years.
Chef Anastasia inspires her students with her passion for baking and pastry, using her real world experiences as a Chef to help students reach their goals and realize their dreams.
Chef Victor Singleton
Chef Victor Singleton has most recently served as executive chef for Greenville Country Club and currently sits on the advisory board for the Pickens County Career Center for Culinary Arts. He is a silver medalist in the ACF hot foods team competition and took first place for Best Taste in the 2006 Chocolate Soiree. Chef Victor was the 2005 novice champion at the Fall for Greenville ice carving competition and took third place in the Flavors of Alabama competition for the American Liver Foundation. He has taught as an adjunct instructor for the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas and served on their advisory board. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from Lander University and an associate's degree in culinary arts from Greenville Technical College. His education and experience have led him to Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, so he can share his knowledge and passion with future chefs.