Chef Rainer Hienerwadel is department chair of the Culinary Baccalaureate Program in the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University's Providence Campus.
Knowledgeable about world cuisines from his native Germany to Asia, where he has led student terms abroad, Hienerwadel also teaches classes in American and international menus, including Foods of the World, Classical French and Traditional European Cuisine.
Hienerwadel has been at Johnson & Wales since 1992, managing the Commons Café for three years and joining the faculty in 1995. He came to the University from Providence’s well known Al Forno Restaurant, where he was chef de cuisine. Prior to that, he worked as executive chef at the Palm Beach Polo Country Club. He has also worked at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.