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Picture taken from The Rivard Report, February 26 2017. Stefan Bowers is one of our alumni and we are very proud of his success! With the grand opening of his restaurant “Battalion” being tomorrow, we want to highlight our Alumni and let you in his culinary journey. After a 5 year career as a rescue…(Read More)

Name Troy Matthew Shaw (goes by Matt) Hometown   Beeville, Texas Current City   Astoria, Oregon Course of Study  A.A.S. in Culinary Arts Year of Graduation 2001 & 2011 Personal Motivational Motto “If you love your work, you’ll never work a day in your life.” What is your story? In 2001, I enrolled in…(Read More)

Name: Alyssa Leblanc Hometown: Houston Current city: Houston Course of study: AAS in Baking and Pastry Arts Graduation: October 2015 Personal motivational motto: “No dream is too big; chase anything you have the passion to do” Opportunity Cost, G-Eazy Alyssa, tell us about your story! “The Cupcakes Lady” was my name at school when…(Read More)

Name: Jonathan Penright Hometown: Houston Current city: Houston Course of study: AAS Degree in Culinary Arts Graduation: 2014 Personal motivational motto: Food is Love Jonathan, tell us about your story! I was in Logistical Management and Inventory Management. I chose CIL because it felt right in my heart to do so and I wanted to…(Read More)

Name: Teddy Lopez Hometown: Wharton, Texas Current city: Houston, TX Course of study: Culinary Arts Graduation: 2001 Personal motivational motto: Tell me what you like to eat, and ill tell you what kind of person you are. Teddy, tell us about your story! I am Chef de Cuisine at Killen’s Steakhouse in Pearland, TX…(Read More)

Name: Bryan Petitt Hometown: Houston Current city: Alajuela, Costa Rica Course of study: Baking and Pastry Associate Degree Graduation: October 2013 Personal motivational motto: If no one comes from the future to stop you, how bad of a decision could it be? Bryan, tell us about your story! Before Culinary school i worked as an…(Read More)

Name: Javier Becerra Hometown: Mexico City Current city: Houston Course of study: AAS Degree in Culinary Arts and Diploma in Pastry Graduation: July 2015   Javier, tell us about your story! In my family, every member is a lawyer. I have always enjoyed cooking but I decided to follow the family path. I graduated and…(Read More)

Name: Claudia Gomez Hometown: Mexico Current city: Houston, Texas Course of study: AAS Degree in Culinary Arts Graduation: December 2014   Claudia, tell us about your story! I’m from Mexico, born and raised there. After high school, I did surgical technician studies as my family strongly encouraged me to do it. I began to…(Read More)