NOW THAT YOU'RE WORKING IN THE FIELD, DID PENN COLLEGE PREPARE YOU?
Yes, in every way. Ever since I started here, the chefs made sure that they focus on you as a person. When I first came here I was very shy, and still am. But in the kitchen, you can't be like that all the time. That was one thing that the chefs made sure to focus on. They kind of pushed me out of my comfort zone so that I would be ready for the real world. In addition to that, just learning all the basics that you need to know for the kitchen. Penn College goes beyond and shows you more than that. They show you what it's like to be in a kitchen and stand in the kitchen and feel the heat and the pressure of what you're going to experience if you actually choose to do this as a career. So I think by the end of it, you know that this is what you want to do. You're not questioning it anymore. You're positive. This is what you want to do with your life.