Prior to joining the faculty at Kingsborough Community College, Professor D'Alessandro taught at various schools across the United States including Florida International University, New York City College of Technology, The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary College. Industry work as a butcher and chef prepared him for teaching and instruction, and include work at Chef Allen's in Miami and Whole Foods Market. During graduate school at New York University, he served as Chef / Nutritionist for Manhattan's largest emergency food pantry: West Side Campaign Against Hunger. There, he taught New York's neediest families to cook healthy, nutritious foods and partnered with agencies such as The Food Bank of New York, Columbia University and United Way.
In addition to teaching duties at Kingsborough, Professor D’Alessandro represents the College at various events within the CUNY, in Greater New York City , and throughout the country.
CUNY Grad Center Doctor of Philosophy Geography Est 2021 New York University Master of Arts Food Studies 2011Florida International University Bachelor of Science Hospitality Management 2007Cincinnati State College Associate of Applied Business Chef Technologies 1999
CUNY Kingsborough, Tourism & Hospitality (2014 – Present)Florida International University, Hospitality Management (2011 – Present)CUNY New York City College of Technology, Hospitality Management (2008-2011) Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts (2006 – 2008)
D’Alessandro, M. & Kitterlin, M. (2012). "Comparing learning styles to lab performance: An evaluation of foodservice students." 2012 Southeast CHRIE Conference.Presentations:D’Alessandro, M. Fauxciutto: "Is Italian-American cuisine really Italian?" Food For Thought Conference. Miami, Florida 2013.