Oceana High School
Daly City, CA
My passion is cooking.
At a very early age, I would hover around the kitchen when my mother or grandmother was cooking. Later on, I watched cooking shows and remember being mesmerized by all the different food. As i grew older, I was allowed in the kitchen more often but only recently started cooking at the age of thirteen. My family was always supportive of my passion and helped me grow, but I have reached a mental block where I'm finding it difficult to cook new things.
Attending Sur La Table Summer Cooking Series will help me develop my skills in cooking greatly. This program will help me find my way as a young chef and cook a wide array of dishes that I can be proud of. The program would also help me develop the imaginative thinking required to cook new, unique dishes.
"Juan is a pleasure to have in class and relates well to his peers. Juan is responsible and conscientious. As a student athlete, he helped our wrestling team to a league championship this year. Although soft spoken, Juan is capable of defending his opinion in a clear and concise manner. It is with great pleasure that I recommend him for the Sur La Table Summer Cooking Series."
Over the summer of 2015, I went to a program called Sur La Table Cooking Classes, and it was the most fun I ever had cooking with people. At the program we spent two weeks learning about cooking all types of food, from desserts to French cuisine. I learned a lot from this program; I learned how to cooperate with people in a somewhat tight work space, I also learned many techniques that I will use in my everyday cooking, finally which is the most obvious, I learned to cook so much food that I never dreamed of cooking. At this program I met the cooking instructors who were all amazing and nice, I also met a bunch of people who I now consider my friends.
|The Boiardi Foundation||
Sending Juan to Sur La Table Teen Cooking Program will cost $500.
|Room & Board||$0|
|Mentoring & Guidance||$0|