19 September 2009
As a future chef and business owner, my success, in part, relies on receiving a
scholarship. To receive the funds from a scholarship will alleviate my financial concerns,
and will allow me to allow me to concentrate on the requirements needed to obtain my
degree in Culinary Arts.
As a graduate of East High School, I finished with a 3.5 grade point average.
During high school my primary focus was on athletics, such as football, baseball, and
basketball. Some of my extra curricular activities included: playing bass guitar in a
band, restoring classic cars with family members, as well as volunteering at homeless
shelters and soup kitchens in Pueblo and Colorado Springs.
Being a resident of Pueblo, I have had a great deal of experience in the work
field. I was employed at the Trane Company for three years as a fin press operator,
which I thoroughly enjoyed. While employed at Colorado Saw and Tool, I began my
career as a machinist apprentice and worked my way up to quality control supervisor
and assistant foreman. I have vast experience in the food service industry, such as prep
cooking while employed at the Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant. Working my way up
the ladder as a prep cook, I had the privilege of being trained by the Head Chef. He
taught me the basic fundamentals of cooking as well as sanitation.
Currently, I am enrolled at the Pueblo Community College. My goal for my
college career is to get an Associates Degree with a major in Culinary Arts, and a minor
in Business Management. I have other responsibilities in my life. I am a single father of
three children who are, ages 7, 10, and 13. I take great pride in being an involved father.
Many of the activities I do with my children include: watching them participate in
athletics, and helping them excel in all aspects of academics....