About Jon Hill - Chef Hill joined Estrella Mountain Community College Faculty to develop the culinary arts program in the summer of 2002. He is retired from nearly two decades as a Chef with Westin Hotels and Resorts Inc.
Chef Hill is also the former White House Executive Chef for President Ronald Reagan.
Before joining EMCC, he was the Executive Chef of the Wigwam Resort from 1992 to 2002. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.Ed.) from Grand Canyon University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix, and an Associate of Science Degree from The University of Hawaii in Food Service.
Jon is a graduate of the 4 year culinary apprenticeship program at The Greenbrier Hotel Culinary Academy. He participated in the James Beard "Great Resort Chefs 2000 Series" in New York City.
Jon is recipient of the Escoffier Gold Medal in pulled sugar from The New York Food Salon competition. Chef Hill is a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Food and Beverage Executive with the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute.