Ramon Taimanglo

If you work hard in this industry, you'll be successful. Ramon Taimanglo , Culinary Instructor , The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

For me, it was when I visited Charleston, along with Johnson and Wales University, in the late 1990’s.

How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?

I try to give the students insights I’ve picked up throughout my professional career. I have a broad range of experience...I’ve worked everywhere from mom-and-pop diners to fine restaurants.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?

My approach—in every project, in every class—is to try and figure out what each student hopes to get from their education and what they want to do when they leave here. Then I push each student based on what goals they are trying to achieve.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

You get out of something what you put in. If you work hard in this industry, you’ll be successful.