Chef Clifton Dickerson

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management

chef clifton dickerson
Location: Austin, Texas
Favorite Dish: Anything that I can grill


Certified Executive Chef® Clifton Dickerson is a leader with twenty years of experience working with, coaching, and motivating students. Winner of the Escoffier Legacy Award in 2021, he is also a Certified Culinary Educator®.

A strong work ethic has helped build a reputation as a well-respected professional possessing a deep passion for the industry.

He’s enthusiastic about learning new things from both his fellow chefs and his students and is recognized as a proactive mentor and trainer among the staff.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ACF Certified Executive Chef®
  • Certified Culinary Educator®
  • 2021 Escoffier Legacy Award Winner
  • ServSafe® Certified

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Lead Chef Instructor - Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Austin, TX
  • Chef Instructor - Le Cordon Bleu of Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Arts Instructor - Del-Valle Independent School District
  • Executive Chef - Sodexo/Marriott 


  • Associate in Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
  • Secondary Teaching Certification, Texas State University
  • Culinary Arts Certification, Houston Community College

Special Interests

Fishing, camping, and hunting!

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