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Culinary Arts Instructors

Mr. John Helmbreck

Phone: 990-6601

Mr. Helmbreck is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and holds a degree in education and a food service degree from Western Michigan University; He also has more than 15 years of experience in the food industry, and over 20 years experience serving Jackson area students, parents, and businesses.


Mrs. Mary Sutton

Mrs. Sutton has a certified Dietary Managers degree from Lansing Community College, as well as nearly 20 years experience at the Doctors Hospital as a Food Coordinator/Supervisor. Mrs. Sutton has been working at the Career Center for nearly 30 years.

Mr. Steve Trout

Mr. Trout graduated from Jackson High School and the Jackson Area Career Center in 2007, and received a Culinary Arts degree with honors from Jackson College in 2016. Mr. Trout has more than 17 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including family restaurants, corporate catering, and fine dining.