Denise Pohl, Instructor

Hello! My name is Denise Pohl.

I am an Instructor  at our  Downtown Market campus. I began working at the Kent Career Technical Center in 2010.

Special interests

I enjoy golfing, gardening, running, and yoga. In my free time, I like to create new recipes and entertain friends. I have been married for 19 years and have 3 sons and 1 giant Golden Retriever.

Industry experience/background

I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 27 years. From country clubs to corporate kitchens, I have worked in many different roles, but have always strived to provide excellent service to my customers.

Your favorite thing about KCTC

"Working with the students! They are such a fun and diverse group that every day is different and it is always interesting."


M.A. Career & Technical Education, Western Michigan University
B.A. Telecommunications, Michigan State University
A.A.A.S. Culinary Arts, Grand Rapids Community College


If you have any questions about the program please feel free to e-mail me at