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January 25, 2018 After graduating from CIL in 2010, Lisa Ryan went back to Australia and created MakingMeals. The organization offers cooking classes in Melbourne that focus on making good, wholesome meals from seasonal, easily available ingredients. Most of the time, Lisa teaches retired men to cook at a community center, something they’re interested…(Read More)

By Jean Luc | March 30,2010 From Pro Wrestling to Culinary Arts Each new student has their own unique story of how they came to Culinary Institute LeNôtre and what attracted them and influenced their decision. Like a number of Culinary Institute LeNôtre Students, Nidia Guenard changed careers to follow her passion of…(Read More)

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)