Ahead of this year's graduation ceremony, chef ambassadors from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) visited Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School to share their expertise with students, alumni and local chefs.
The first day culinary arts students got up close and personal with the chefs working side-by-side in the Marriott culinary arts lab at the new Sonia Gutierrez Campus. Students assisted the chefs in preparing for the next day’s cooking demonstration while learning trade secrets.
Published author and award-winning Chef Federic Sonnenschmidt then gave a charcuterie demonstration highlighting sausages from his book.
The following day Chef Paul Prosperi and Chef Sonnenschmidt presented a cook demonstration to a packed audience. The French pastry chef Prosperi made a tiramisu while Chef Sonnenschmidt prepared an “Out of Africa” medley weaving stories of culture and history with his tilapia and couscous.
Sonia Gutierrez Campus Principal Jorge Delgado said, “The CIA event opens the eyes of the students to other possibilities they never dreamed of. Adult education is about motivation and this event is a prime example of how we motivate our students.”
On June 19, more than 300 students received a high school diploma, became a U.S. citizen or obtained workforce certifications in culinary arts, computer support or nurses aide.
About Carlos Rosario International PCS
As an adult education school, Carlos Rosario International PCS has graduates in several different academic and workforce programs. Students hail from as many as 78 countries and speak more than 35 different languages. This year more than 300 adults will graduates from these programs: GED graduates, ESL Level graduates, culinary arts, computer support specialist, and nurses aide graduates, and new citizens from citizenship program.