Who we are

Culinary & Hospitality Leadership Consulting is an exciting partnership between Christine Couvelier of Culinary Concierge and Dave Derpak, an expert in educational leadership. Culinary & Hospitality Leadership Consulting was developed to help fill a gap in the global culinary educational landscape. Our niche is providing leadership training for chefs who are culinary teachers, as well as guidance for culinary schools who need to update their curriculum and methodologies.

Our website address is: https://teachtastelearn.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect personal information for two purposes: 1) so that we can reach out and share news with you and 2) to process business transactions on your behalf. We value the trust that you place in us when you share your personal information. This privacy policy reflects our commitment to respecting your privacy and explains how we collect, use and safeguard your personal information.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Contact forms

When visitors submit the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. This information is sent over a secure connection where your privacy is upheld.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites (example: YouTube) behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not give, rent, or sell personal information except when required by law.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you subscribe to our newsletter or submit a contact form that information is retained until you unsubscribe.

What rights you have over your data

We respect your right to control your personal information — please contact us immediately if you want us to stop using it in any particular way. We will fulfill your request in the timeliest way possible. Please note: In order to adhere to Canada Customs and Revenue Agency rules, we are required to maintain financial client records and are not allowed to remove this information from our internal records, even at your request.