Ashley NELSON (Chicago, USA) - 2012 student

Chef/owner of a culinary educative program for children and teenagers

"My two weeks spent in the HEG program were life changing.

I learned more than I ever expected I would and have a renewed passion for learning about the food industry in general after hearing so many lecturers and their passion.

I am an entrepreneur and culinary teacher and I know that I will be a better teacher to my students because of the HEG program. I have new ideas for a curriculum to teach, for example I plan to host a Medieval Dinner of my own for some of my older students.

I have even taken a bit of French culture back home with me; before HEG, at my business, we either skipped lunch or ate it at our desks while working. After HEG I have implemented a 30 minute lunch period where all of my staff eats together as a group. This has brought us closer together in just a few short weeks and we have gotten some really great ideas for improvements for the business in these short periods.

It is always good to remember that food brings people together in a way that nothing else can, we teach this to our students but in our own busy lives managed to forget.

HEG and the great friends I made reminded me of how important meal time is in all of our lives ".

Institut des Hautes Etudes du Goût, de la Gastronomie et des des Arts de la Table

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