2023 Culinary Scholarships Awarded

2023 was a tough year for our Two Chefs awards. So many great essays to choose from!
We decided to expand our scholarships this year. Steve used to work at OCM BOCES and that is where we have been giving out our awards for the last few years. We recently learned that Kris graduated from Orange-Ulster BOCES Culinary program so we have decided to start giving a scholarship there as well!
This year we have 3 winners! How exciting is that?
Katayshia Rogers loves to bake with her family. Her goal is to spread happiness and love around the world. We love this quote from her essay “I always think back to the movie “Lilo and Stitch” and I think of the scene where Stitch talks about “Ohana” which means family, and “family is forever”. No one is left behind; we help each other reach our goals and now it’s my time to shine”.
Preston Tedford was inspired by Sunday breakfasts with his grandmother. When he cooks it brings back those memories for him. He will be continuing to the Culinary Institute of America and hoping to possibly become a private chef or a yacht chef.
Chloe Spencer is from a family with a long history in the culinary arts, and they have all inspired her to follow in their footsteps. Chloe has learned to really observe in order to learn her skill. She is attending SUNY Cobleskill and ner goal is to open her own restaurant using local sustainable ingredients, and to help feed the needy.

Chloe Spencer & Family
Instructor Robert Canorro & Preston Tedford