Brian Van Gyzen, '05 MBA, CHE

Associate Professor  |  Food & Beverage Management  |  College of Hospitality Management
Providence Campus


Brian Van Gyzen is a Certified Hospitality Educator and member of the Society of Wine Educators with 40 years of front-of-the house experience. With a reputation for attention to detail and a wealth of product knowledge, he has created many wine lists and cocktail menus. He is frequently heard on Rhode Island radio during the holiday seasons when listeners are seeking tips for celebrations. He is the faculty liaison for Bigelow Tea, Partender Inventory Systems, Rhode Island Distributing, and Bar Business Magazine.

MBA, Hospitality Administration, Johnson & Wales University
B.A., Psychology, Rhode Island College
A.A., Liberal Arts, Rhode Island Junior College


  • food and beverage operations and management; food and beverage pairing; mixology