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Sherwin Laday, Student of the Month


Sherwin LaDay headshotSherwin Laday
from Liberty, Texas
A.A.S. in Culinary Arts
Date: October 2017
Motto: “Grind hard, Make it happen!”

From his Grandma’s kitchen to the Culinary Institute LeNôtre’s labs, Sherwin went after his dream and didn’t let anyone nor anything stop him!

“I have been in the kitchen  since I was 8 years old. Every time grandmother was cooking I was right there with her. I knew then that I wanted to become a Chef.

At the age of 15 I was diagnosed with stage 4 chronic lymphedema in my left leg. There was so many adversities that I had to endure such as carrying a 150 pound leg around, but by the grace of God I made it. It took me 15 years to live my dream but I am here, there’s nothing or no one that I will let hinder me. Though I am living out one of my dreams, I have a few more to accomplish.”

The hard times Sherwin went through taught him thankfulness and gave him a golden heart, now he’s spending a lot of his time helping the ones in need. ” I have a heart for the less fortunate I have been able to assist with feeding the homeless, that’s an unexplainable feeling. I have two projects that I am currently working on: one will be focusing strictly on helping the less fortunate. Every day that I have breathe in my body I am on a mission to do more to help those who are hopeless and helpless.”

Besides learning how to become a Chef and helping the needy ones by volunteering, Sherwin likes to spend time with his #1 supporter his wife and his family. The Culinary Institute LeNôtre enhances his passion for cooking and lending a helping hand by working with international and professional Chefs.

Sherwin holding the winner's check from a culinary competition.