• Jean Gowen

    Culinary Arts Instructor

     Career and Technical Education

     Pima Community College, Dual Enrollment


     Careers Through The Culinary Arts Program  

     Room B110

  • 2022

    Jean Carol Gowen 

    Culinary Arts Instructor 

    Hello Future and Fellow Nighthawks!!

    It is with great pleasure that I begin my 12th year teaching at Ironwood Ridge. 

    Cooking is my passion. Food is my FUN!!

    I cannot wait to get the 2021 - 2022 school year started. 

    I have 30 years of experience  working in Hospitality. 

    Starting at 15 years old , bussing tables in a French restaurant  my hometown of Nyack, New York. 

    Quickly, I moved to what we call  " The  Heart " of a restaurant. The kitchen. 

    Shucking clams and oysters was my first job.

    I moved up in the brigade system while learning to hone my skills working as a Saucier , Head Chef and Sous Chef.

    I was able to take my passion and skills to San Fransisco, Switzerland, North Carolina, Colorado, Alasaka and here in Tucson.


    I feel blessed to be able to teach you what I have learned about cooking. 2022