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Graduates of the Culinary Institute Lenôtre® continue with their passion right after culinary school. They find work at the finest restaurants and hospitality establishments such as the River Oaks Country Club, Pine Forest Country Club (Melissa Rapp), Celebrity Cupcakes (Amy Cabrera), Crescent Moon Wine Bar and Restaurant (Patricia Alvarez-Burdette), Uchi,  The Houston Country ClubShade, Bayou Country Club, L’Etoile, Brasserie 19, and Norwegian Cruise Line® (Chad Gearhart), IbizaHeights General Store (James Sawka), Backstreet Cafe (Kristi Courtney), Urban Kitchen (Mike Byant), Central Market (Valerie Bedford), Allo French Rotisserie (Ivan Rodriguez), Embassy Suites (Rosalyn Braggs), Michael’s Cookie Jar (Ines Pineda), Kids R Kids (Nicky Moore), and Cupcake Cowgirls (Chloe Bancroft), Exxon Group (Young Mi Kim), Underbelly and The Pass and Provision.

Our students and graduates are also proud owners of fine cuisine and pastry establishments including most recently Prego RestaurantDrew’s Pastry Place (Drew Rogers), Ganache Dessert Bar (Michael Jones),Bite Macarons (Sandia Horng), Malone’s Deli (Raymond Malone), and Oui Desserts (Jennifer Ramos).

Click here to read more Alumni stories.

Also keep an eye out and find our proud alumni driving their food trucks like recent owner of The Bird (Carvis Turner).

Other Distinguished Alumni:
Ski Resort – John Swearingin
Houston I.S.D.  – Michael Mendivil
Cooking Connection – Melva Elkins
Morrison Food Service – Jonathan Grover
My Sugar Tooth – Shirley Muse
BTG 670 (Food Truck) – Michael Gabriel
Sensational Seafood Catering – Cassandra Dotson
Gigi’s – Jaclyn Gutierrez

*Findings based on reports from the Texas Workforce Commission:

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Princess Cruises logo  Pine Forrest logo Backstreet Cafe logo

Petroleum Club logo     Pass Provisions logo Norwegian Cruise Line logo

Michael Cookie Jar logo Mdanderson logo  New Concept logo

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LeVure logo  Ibiza logo Hyatt Regency logo

Hyatt Centric logo     Houstonian logo      Houston Racquet Club

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Exxon Mobil logo         Etoile logo

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