Student Success Highlight: Angel Rosario, Culinary Arts

On March 29, 2013, KCC’S CUNY Career Path Program graduated its 4th and 5th Culinary Arts cohorts. Our program is very pleased to share the story of culinary arts student, Angel Rosario.
Mr. Rosario successfully completed his 12 week training, earning all of the industry recognized certificates offered and banking all 7 college credits associated with the training. Upon completion, Mr. Rosario continued on to secure a part time position with Aviator Sports as a line cook. He has expressed that he is grateful to be working in the culinary arts field and is utilizing the skills and techniques he acquired through the training. His new position involves preparing a variety of dishes from scratch for events that cater to crowds as large as 3,000 guests. In addition to his position at Aviator Sports, he is also pursuing other employment options to gain more experience in the field. Furthermore, Mr. Rosario has been meeting regularly with our educational counselor and is planning to enroll into KCC’s Culinary Arts Associates Degree program for the fall 2013 semester.
When asked to reflect about his experience in the program, he expressed that the program was able to provide him the opportunity to turn his “hobby” into a viable career and re-awakened a self confidence that he thought was lost. Mr. Rosario stated: “I feel like I knew where I wanted to go, and this program gave me the map to follow”.
Angel Rosario’s success serves as a reminder of the importance of our program and how it can positively impact the lives of our participants. We cannot wait to see what the future has in store for him!

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