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Shaun Robinson

Executive Chef, Chartwells

Shaun Robinson, executive chef at Chartwells,

the food provider and catering company for Kalamazoo Public Schools, didn’t always know he wanted to be part of the culinary world. What started as a way to make some extra cash washing dishes in high school turned into a fullfledged career after he completed a tour with the Army across Europe and the Persian Gulf countries. Upon returning, Robinson went to school, eventually accumulating four degrees, including a bachelor’s in food service administration and a master’s in career and technical education in culinary arts, both from Western Michigan University.

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