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ACFEF National Apprenticeship Office #

ACFEF Apprenticeship Dept.

180 Center Place Way

St. Augustine, FL 32095

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (800) 624-9458 x217

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs #

P.O. Box 30714

Lansing, MI. 48909

Phone: (517) 373-6774


State Department of Education #

Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
608 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (833) 633-5788

State Higher Education Agency #

Michigan Student Aid
PO Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962
Phone (888) 447-2687

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)  #

1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808 

Washington, DC. 20036 

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: (202) 234-5100 

U.S. Department of Labor #

Marc L. DeCoster

211 W. Fort Street, Room 1319

Detroit, MI. 48226

Phone: 313-226-5654

Email: [email protected]

Uniforms, School Supplies, and Bookstore #

People’s Restaurant Equipment Company

2209 Gratiot Avenue

Detroit, MI. 48207

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (313) 567-1944


Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue

SW Washington, DC 20202-4605


DIG Student Concierge #

Detroit Institute of Gastronomy

2211 Gratiot Avenue

Detroit, MI. 48207

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 313-312-4025

Loans for college Student Financial Services #


20500 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48203

Phone: (313) 368-5600


Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union 

24515 Little Mack Avenue 

St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080 

Phone: (866) 674-2848  


Detroit Institute of Gastronomy Administration

John T. Piazza, CEC, CCE, CCA

Culinary Arts Program Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 313-312-4025

Director of Hospitality

Coming soon

Advisory Committee #

Detroit Institute of Gastronomy systematically seeks program guidance and support from an advisory committee made up of representatives from education, industry and human resources.  The committee’s opinion is a basis for evaluating and improving curricula, instructional materials, method of delivery, as well as the discovery of alternate student learning experiences and student services. The Committee’s support aids in the development of sponsoring apprenticeship sites, apprenticeship placement, recruitment of qualified instructors, and support of student satisfaction.   DIG regularly collects evidence that students are satisfied with the administrative, educational, and support services provided.

Culinary Arts Program/Apprenticeship Advisory Committee

Thomas Giles, CEC

Associate Director of Culinary Operations

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI. 49008

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 269-387-4200

Kevin Penn, CEC

Corporate Executive Chef

Story Point

7927 Nemco Way, Suite 200

Brighton, MI. 48116

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 734-358-8585

Susan Dittrich, MSA, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Oakland Hills Country Club

3951 West Maple Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48301

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 248-644-2500

Sarah Grutza 

Corporate Responsibility Team Lead 

National Food Group 

Email: [email protected] 

David Hooper, M.Ed, CEC, CCA 


College of Lake County 

19351 West Washington Street  

Grayslake, IL 60030 

Email: [email protected] 

Institutional Governance #

The Soil2Service, Inc. Board of Directors oversee and provide leadership which assures ethical decision-making processes in the efficient and effective use of the institute’s resources, enabling the achievement of strategic initiatives in the successful education of its students.

Soil2Service, Inc.  Board of Directors #

Lianne Lyne – President 

Email: [email protected] 

Eric Abbey – Past President                                                    Michael Hix – Vice President

Email: [email protected]                                Email: [email protected]

Geoffery Devereaux Danielle Todd

Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]

Reed Bingaman – Finance Chair  

Email: [email protected] 

Soil2Service, Inc.  Executive Team #

Jeremy Abbey, CEC, CEPC, CCE, CCA – Executive Director (Board Liaison)

Email: [email protected]

John T. Piazza, CEC, CCE, CCA – Executive Director of Business Development

Email: [email protected]

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