Chef Damon Henderson

Meet Chef Damon Henderson

Before Damon Henderson was wearing a chef’s uniform, he wore a correctional officer uniform at the Los Angeles County jail. Chef Damon followed his father, an LA County sheriff, into law enforcement

Former taekwondo and figure skating competitor Robert Hennings studies Culinary Arts

Athletes in the Kitchen

From Football to a Future in Food During the eight years Shaun Cody played professional football with the NFL, he had one thing on his mind off the field: food. “When guys on the team would be excited

Villanelle Executive Chef Tyler Heckman

Tyler Heckman Named Executive Chef at Villanelle

Growing up in central Connecticut, Tyler Heckman (Culinary, ‘15) displayed artistic talent from an early age. He attended a magnet high school for visual arts, then studied illustration at the

Chef David Gross

A Hotel Chef Combines Fine Dining and Catering

“I’ve always liked having a job where you could produce something tangible,” David explains, referring to his early years at the drive-thru. In high school, he also worked as a deli sandwich maker and

Saul Silva with Wolfgang Puck

ICE Alum Saul Silva Becomes Bull & Butterfly’s Newest Sous Chef

Saul recounts, “my first job was actually at Porto’s Bakery where my dad has been working for 20-something years.” Here, Saul began as a server, but it wasn’t long before he became “intrigued by the

Chef David Chang

David Chang’s Career Motivation from Momofuku Fame

While growing his restaurant empire, he launched Lucky Peach magazine and continues to host edgy food programs, from “Mind of a Chef” on PBS to “Ugly Delicious” on Netflix. More recently, Chef David

Chef Michael Lomonaco

Michael Lomonaco’s Steak and Seasoned Career Advice

A native New Yorker with Brooklyn roots, he grew up in a household where cooking and vegetable gardening were some of his parents’ passions. In his teens and 20s, Michael’s passions were artistic, but

Pastry student Victor Guzman

From Marine Corps to Linzer Tortes

“Ever since I was in high school, I always wanted to join the military,” Victor explains. Though when he graduated, he took a detour to earn a degree in graphic design and web development first. He

Mac McCloskey kisses a fish as a student at ICE

Life as a Farm and CSA Chef

While a student at ICE’s LA campus, Mac drove a Cousins Maine Lobster truck (of “Shark Tank” fame) on his days off from honing his kitchen skills at school on weeknights. He externed at Tallula’s, an

Scott Carney, MS

Meet ICE's First Master Sommelier

“I decided that to live a rich life, I wanted to develop my senses of smell and taste,” Scott recalls. When he stumbled upon an assistant sommelier role at Boston’s Bay Tower Room, it seemed ideal

Dr. Jonathan Waitman

My Culinary Voice: Dr. Jonathan Waitman

I was fortunate enough to grow up in a health-conscious household. My father is a retired gastroenterologist who always had a focus on nutrition. He was advocating for fiber-rich foods before it was

Dr. Swana de Gijsel

My Culinary Voice: Dr. Swana de Gijsel

As an inpatient physician at one of the leading hospitals in New York City, many people have asked me how I have been coping with the impact of COVID-19. It's had a devastating effect on many of our

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