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Michael Avella

Academic Degrees

MFA, School of the Art Institute
BA, University of Iowa

Teaching Interests

Customer Service 
Beverage Management​


Michael Avella has been an instructor for the School of Hospitality for seven years. In 2017, he received the Adjunct Professor of the Y​ear award. Avella teaches food and beverage courses and hospitality management/services.

Avella began his career working for several mom-and-pop restaurants throughout the Chicago area. After that, Avella worked at 312 Chicago in the hotel Allegro. He then spent 10 years working for Gibsons Restaurant Group: Gibsons Rush, Hugo's Frog Bar, LUXBAR and Quartino. Avella currently works for Bill Murray and his family in Rosemont - Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant. He serves as the general manager who opened the store in April of 2018.