- AAS, Culinary Arts, Greenville Technical College
- BA, Bible, Bob Jones University
- Culinary Arts Practicum (CA 211)
- Culinary Arts Practicum Lab (CA 291)
- Desserts & Pastries (CA 125)
- Desserts & Pastries Lab (CA 195)
- Dining Room Operations (CA 150)
- Food & Purchasing (CA 101)
- Food Service Management (CA 205)
- Introductory Bakeshop (CA 104)
- Introductory Bakeshop Lab (CA 194)
David graduated from BJU in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While in college he worked in the school bakery and during summers in the kitchen of the Wilds Christian Camp. Those opportunities cultivated enthusiasm for food creation, kitchen operations and serving people. For the next few years he worked in various small retail bakeries in Hendersonville, North Carolina and the upstate of South Carolina growing in bread baking, cake decorating, doughnut making and pastry production.
From 1997 to 2007 David worked two different stints with Publix Supermarket Bakeries and five years at Rocky Creek Bakehouse in Greenville, SC. At the same time he "moonlighted" -cooking on the line at Romano’s Macaroni Grill and baking for Garner’s Natural Food Market. He credits this time with learning the significance of developing people, controlling costs, maintaining a safe environment, driving sales and providing good customer service.
In the summer of 2007 David returned to Bob Jones University where he baked and cooked for four more years before becoming an instructor in the Culinary Arts Department. With the indispensable help of his wife, Cathy, he opened and operated an artisan bread bakery from 2009 to 2019. He achieved certification as a Certified Working Pastry Chef by the American Culinary Federation in 2017 and completed an Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts Technology from Greenville Technical College in 2020.
He enjoys teaching the hands-on skills of food making and the role of creative menus as the basis for successful businesses. Watching grads grow in a variety of hospitality careers is extremely rewarding to David. His greatest joy is time with Cathy and their four children Jared, Courtney, Ashlee and Shannon.