Chef/Instructor Roger Praplan holds a B.A. in Cultural Geography from UC Berkeley. He served an apprenticeship at the Hotel Beau Rivage in Geneva, and was awarded credentials in Annency, France. He has worked in and managed professional kitchens in Switzerland, New York and San Francisco. He has been the chef/co-owner of La Gare Restaurant in Santa Rosa since 1981. Chef Roger has taught as an adjunct instructor in SRJC's Culinary Arts Department since 1987.