Robert Ashley

Mr. Robert Ashley

Assistant Professor


Robert Ashley is a Program Director & Instructor of Food Service Education in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. He has thirty plus years experience in the business world and academics. His areas of expertise are food service management and culinary arts. Mr. Ashley has consulted extensively and has been an expert witness in many legal cases.

Mr. Ashley grew up in the Northeast United States and graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and Florida International University where he received his Bachelor and Graduate Degrees. He is a Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator and Food Management Professional.

Mr. Ashley’s business and management experience has been with the Marriott Corporation, United Airlines, Meals on Wheels Program in South Florida, and he has owned and operated two successful independent full service restaurants in Massachusetts and Florida.

Mr. Ashley has published many articles in academic journals and was chosen “Teacher of the Year” in the College of Business in 1995-1996 and Teacher of the Year in 1999 by the student chapter of the American Marketing Association at UCF.

Mr. Ashley does extensive volunteer work with the Florida Restaurant Association, which raises funds for student scholarships for hospitality management and culinary Arts programs in the Central Florida area. He co-wrote the “Understanding Prepared Foods” video for the American Culinary Federation.