Culinary Students Say “Thank You!”

New Ventures culinary program

Thank you — it’s such a simple phrase. But we mean it from the bottom of our hearts.

From day to day we learned new skills including culinary writing, proper knife usage, how to prep in the kitchen, and how to be a proper chef.

Thank you for the opportunity, a chance to prove ourselves to those who doubted us before and the push we need to fulfill our dreams. The journey we took throughout our time here is sweeter than any dessert, the friendships made are bolder than pepper. This program has given us a feeling of acceptance and purpose in our lives.

We adore the teachers here and those that came before including Mrs.G, Chef Nick and Chef Dave.

Mr. & Mrs. Nicotra,

For the past school year, we have been coming here every day learning how to cook, nutritional values, how to write our own recipes, writing descriptive food reviews, and learning how to communicate effectively within the kitchen. We would not be able to do any of this without your generosity and use of your space in order for us to gain real-world experience in a professional kitchen. Thank you for all that you have done and providing us with a feeling of warmth and acceptance.

Mr. Caridi,

Thank you for believing in the vision of New Ventures Culinary Program. We are thankful that we are given the chance to receive a top-notch culinary education and to be in New Ventures where we are able to experience learning, but most importantly GROW!

Dr. Byalin,

We would like to thank you for keeping our program alive and giving us a place to embrace and discover learning. Thank you for envisioning such a program which allows us to achieve more than the ordinary educational experience.

Lastly, we would like to thank New Ventures administrators, community partners and staff for making the culinary class reality and making it fun for all the students and teachers involved. Without you, we wouldn’t have this program!

While this year may be coming to an end, we look forward to a continued partnership and can’t wait to see you again in the FALL!

With sincere gratitude,

The Culinary Class at New Ventures Charter School