Alex Miles


3 rue de Monastir                                                tel: (33) (0)3 80 74 03 63

21000 Dijon                                                         tel: (33) (0)6 33 69 62 99

France                                                      e-mail:




Business, Gastronomy, Sociology, Special Events Management

Domains of Expertise

Teacher Trainer

  • Definition and elaboration of pedagogical programs
  • Create training videos
  • Evaluation and follow up of personnel
  • Lecturer, jury member for diploma
  • Classes in Gastronomy and Identity, Sociology and History of Food, Food Safety and Consumer Behavior, Restaurant Business, European Union and International Culture
    • Experience in management and human resources
    • Managed production, sales and distribution personnel
    • Development and follow through of new ventures
    • Communication and public relations
    • Wrote commercial sales manual
    • Liaison between the American Embassy and the company
      • Development of wholesale service
      • Opened stores in New York City
      • Managed chain stores and franchises
      • Collaboration with architects on concept and image
      • Realized marketing and packaging projects
        • Creation of French bakeries in New York
        • International desserts at the United Nations
        • Produced a line of “Light” frozen desserts
        • Consultant for: Cointreau America, Lenôtre Paris, Chocolat Valrhona, Disneyland Paris, SEB, Cassis Boudier, Danone, Lacanche, Tupperware.



Pastry Chef

Initiator/Organizer of Special Events

  • Thanksgiving Dinners for 250 people as a Benefit in several cities in France.
  • Conference on French and American Culinary Historical Relations at the American Ambassador’s Residence in Paris with food and wine tastings.
  • 4-14 Festival: Celebration of the Music and Food of France and America. World famous musicians and starred chefs from both countries shared their talents with an enthusiastic public in Dijon.
  • Public & press relations, raise funds from the public and private sector.



  • Organizer of the 4-14 Festival 2009 in Dijon
  • Professor and Lecturer: Burgundy School of Business, Dijon; Université de Bourgogne, ENSBANA; ISIPCA; ENSIA; ISAB; EHESS; Sciences Po Paris; Université de Toulouse, CETIA, ERIT; New York University; and the American Embassy in Paris.
  • Member of Pilot Committees, “Dijon Ville Santé”, for Dijon and “Bien dans Mon Assiette” for the Burgundy region
  • Culinary instructor in classic French and international cuisines
  • Researcher for the European Commission on “Animal Welfare”
  • Research Associate, Sociologie: Université de Toulouse, Mirail
  • Writer : « Arts & Gastronomie Magazine »
  • Radio Show Host: interview authors of books about food on RCF Parabole
  • Sales Trainer: Ecomarketing, Chenôve
  • Regional Director: Société Cjys, Gevrey-Chambertin
  • Owner Operator: La Bonne Pâtisserie, New York City
  • Pastry Chef: United Nations Hotel, New York City
  • Commercial Administrator: Lenôtre Paris, Plaisir
  • Sous-Chef & Pastry Chef: Domain Chandon, Yountville, California




1983                      Certificates in Human Resources Management  and Management Communications – ESSEC, France (IMHI, Cornell University)

1982                          Certificat D’Aptitude Professionnelle, French Government Certificate in Pastry Arts

1982                      Certificat Escoffier- Ecole Hôteliére Jean Drouant, Paris

1980                      Certificates in Pastry, Cooking, Catering, etc. Ecole Lenôtre

1970                      Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Education, City University of New York

Publications : « Ces hommes qui cuisinent », éditions Agnès Viénot, 2005, « On Baking »,  Labensky, (contributor), éditions Pearson, 2005.

Préface « A La Découverte des aliments » de Charreau, Etienne et Ingagriola, Educagri, 2006. « Scènes Gourmandes », J-J Boutaud, (contributor), J-P Rocher, 2006. Articles in « le Bien Public » and « Papilles ».


Birth Date: August 27, 1947                                   Marital Status: Married

Nationality: American and French












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