Joachim Schaaf

Culinary Instructor

Joachim Shaaf is a Chef Instructor at Warren Tech. He believes that passing on the skills and love of the culinary arts is a rewarding profession. Mr. Shaaf takes great pleasure in seeing students become successful in the culinary world after graduation.

Joachim began his career as a chefs apprentice, developing his skills working in Germany, England and the United States. He has participated in, and won, various national and local culinary competitions. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation and in April of 2018 he was honored with an induction into the Jefferson County Coalition’s Good News Hall of Fame. Mr. Shaaf holds a Master of Education from Colorado State University and is a Certified Culinary Educator through the American Culinary Federation.

 In his free time, you can find Mr. Shaaf spending time with his family and friends, cooking, hiking, mushroom hunting and gardening. He may be reached by phone at 303-982-8556 or email at]

Nancy McGinness

Food Production Assistant 

Tomiko Kinsey

Bakery Production Assistant