Chef Simon Pedersen

Chef Simon Pedersen is a part-time instructor for MCC's Culinary Management program. He is a classically trained chef with experience in many facets of the hospitality industry. He holds two associates degrees from Elgin Community College, one in Culinary Arts and one in Restaurant Management. He received his bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from Roosevelt University.

His experience cooking, serving and managing in a variety of restaurants has provided him with a well-rounded understanding of front of the house and back of the house operations.

Chef Simon believes in hands-on, practical instruction and that every moment in the kitchen is a moment spent having fun.