“I graduated IOT’s Culinary Arts program with a 4.0 GPA in 2021. The program not only helped me gain confidence in essentials like knife skills and food safety , but challenged me to show up as a professional and to put my best foot forward in the fast-paced industry. Chef Jim Pacini, one of the primary instructors, takes pride in building students from the ground up and ensures they succeed even when the going gets tough.
Because students are graded on work ethic as well as craftsmanship, the Culinary Arts program sets a high standard for all who complete it, creating well-rounded cooks upon graduation. I credit my time at IOT heavily to the success of my business, Audrey Aparicio Private Chef Services LLC.
This is a program I would highly recommend to those who are seriously considering a career in the culinary industry. Because of my time at IOT, I am a successful and confident private chef and business owner who has cooked for MLB players and loved ones alike.”
Audrey Aparicio – CAD, Class of 2019