Paul Sorgule is a seasoned food service professional with decades of experience as a chef, restaurateur, food and beverage manager, educator and culinary college administrator. In 1988 as a member of the New England Culinary Olympic Team he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic competition in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2001 he was recognized by the American Culinary Federation as the Culinary Educator of the Year. As the Executive Chef of the renown Mirror Lake Inn Resort in Lake Placid, New York – he and his team earned the four-diamond award for the Inn’s restaurant – The View. In 2008 he was invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York City. Sorgule served 26 years as the Dean of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Paul Smith’s College and four years as the Vice President of New England Culinary Institute. Currently, Sorgule is the founder and president of Harvest America Ventures, a consulting firm for restaurants and culinary arts programs. Sorgule is also honored to be an inducted member of the American Academy of Chefs.
Sorgule published his first book: In the Shadow of Cooks, in 2007and his first work of fiction: The Event That Changed Everything in 2015. He resides in the Adirondacks of New York State with his wife of 40 years.