Chef Doug Alley

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Instructor Doug Alley
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: French Onion Soup & Pan-Seared Scallops with Risotto

"Education is your golden ticket to success. You don't win it... you earn it."

Chef Doug Alley


Chef Doug’s entrepreneurial experience includes owning an award-winning catering and event design company and a wedding cake shop. He was the winner of Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge in 2017. He’s been named Best Young Chef in USA and Best Young Chef International early on in his career.

While earning an Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s in Food Service Management, Doug was also was a member of the first U.S. Collegiate Culinary Team taking gold at Hotelympia, London, and the Culinary Olympics (IKA HOGA) Germany.

In 2007, Chef Doug started redirecting his career into education. He has previously taught at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, OIC of New London, and Upper Cape Tech in Bourne, MA.

Chef Doug has approached his life & career with this simple motto… Enjoy the journey and the destination will reveal itself.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Certified
  • ServSafe® Instructor & Proctor
  • Christmas Cookie Challenge/Winner - Food Network, 2017, Ep. 7
  • Gold Medal - Culinary Olympics, Germany, 1989
  • Gold & Bronze - Hotelympia, London, 1988
  • Best Young Chef in USA/Chaine de Rotisseur, 1989
  • 3rd - Best Young Chef International, Switzerland
  • Grand Winner - Cupcake Madness, 2017

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Area Chef - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Chef/Owner - Fancy Tomato Catering & Event Design, Grayton Beach, FL
  • Baker/Owner - Patti Cakes Bakery, Wakefield, RI

Dish Examples

Fresh Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh cinnamon rolls are the perfect weekend treat on a Sunday morning.

Fresh cinnamon rolls

Fresh Maine Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Fresh Maine lobster grilled cheese sandwiches on a cool fall afternoon.

Fresh Maine Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Beef Stew & Biscuits

A rich, slow-cooked beef stew with biscuits.

beef stew with biscuits


  • Bachelor of Science in Foodservice Management, Johnson & Wales University
  • Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University

Special Interests

Collecting antique silver & china, gardening, and vintage Jaguars (I own one.)

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