Robert Kern

Hospitality Food & Beverage Management

Hospitality Food & Beverage Management Instructor
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division

Robert Kern

It's okay to make mistakes—as long as you try to learn from them. Robert Kern , Hospitality Food & Beverage Management Instructor , The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division

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

When I went to college to study hotel and restaurant management after serving in the Army.

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

I share stories from my own work experiences as they relate to the topics we cover in class.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?

When students prepare financial reports or cost out recipes, they appreciate the individualized video feedback that shows them where they can improve. When they improve, they gain greater confidence in themselves.

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

It’s okay to make mistakes—as long as you try to learn from them.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I enjoy teaching here, and I like seeing students succeed.