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Congratulations Graduates of Summer 2019!

On Thursday, June 27th, at a graduation ceremony at at Hotel Marlowe, with passed appetizers prepared by CSCA alum ’96 David Bazirgan at Bambara, we said au revoir to 22 graduating students across our four professional and certificate programs.

The celebration was lively and sweet, featuring speeches from David Bazirgan and our Valedictorians in addition to our staff and instructors. 14 students were recognized for high achievements in academics and labs in addition.

Our Professional Chef’s Program and Professional Pastry Program each span 37 weeks of basic and intensive training in their respective specialties. Our Professional Chef’s Program delves deep into the science and art of international cooking and pastry techniques. The program is composed of courses in basic techniques, baking, regional cuisines, and intensive classical French techniques. Our Professional Pastry Program builds upon fundamental pastry arts and offers the training and creative freedom to develop incredible sugar showpieces, wedding cakes, and show-stopping pastry pieces.

Each of these students demonstrated exceptional skill and academic achievement, earning the highest grades in the class:

  • Professional Chef’s Program Valedictorian – Emma Seabrook
  • Professional Pastry Program Valedictorian – Szonja Ruppert

We also gave out 5 additional named awards to deserving students.

The Pastry Arts Award is given to the Professional Pastry Program or Certificate Pastry Program student who exhibits a creative approach in pastry, through detail, use and preparation of ingredients, and exceptional presentation. The Culinary Arts Award is the adjacent award granted to a student or students from the Professional Chef’s Program or Culinary Certificate Program. This year, we recognized a student from both the day and night Professional Chef’s Program classes and a student from the 16-week Certificate Pastry Program.

  • Pastry Arts Award – Jocelynn Corretjer, Certificate Pastry Program
  • Culinary Arts Award – Emma Young, Professional Chef’s Program
  • Culinary Arts Award – Brendan Germain, Professional Chef’s Program

The CSCA Award is presented to the student who best embodies the spirit, culture, and passion of CSCA. This student is gifted in the kitchen, always cooperative and agreeable with everyone – including classmates and staff, and is always willing to go above and beyond and lend a hand wherever and whenever they can.

  • CSCA Award – Sam Amsterdam, Professional Chef’s Program

Roberta L. Dowling founded The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in 1974. Her legacy lives on today through the passion, cooking skill, and wisdom that she instilled in all those around her. Her influence has been felt for decades and continues to shape the lives of students and staff of CSCA. This award is presented, in Roberta’s honor, to the student whom exhibits many of the traits that propelled Roberta on her path toward greatness – undeniable skill in cooking and an unbridled passion toward learning and excelling.

  • Roberta L. Dowling Award – Emma Seabrook, Professional Chef’s Program

Some of our recent graduates are already back/never left, supporting our teen summer classes! To the rest, we can’t wait to see what you cook up next!

See what other CSCA alumni have been up to here.

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