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Michael Avella

Academic Degrees

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

Teaching Interests

Writing, MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
English and Theater Arts, BA, University of Iowa, 2001


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.