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Success Story: Chris - Chef

Chris is a 2015 Virginia College Graduate

Chris has had a passion for cooking since he was a kid. He even studied culinary arts in high school. Then his father kicked him out of the house and he was left homeless and without an income.

He knew he wanted to cook for a living, and once he found out about the Culinary Arts program at Virginia College he made it his goal to attend.

While in school, Chris enjoyed the teamwork and being able to eat the food they created at the end of the day. But one of the best parts of his experience came when he was the first student chosen for an externship at Walt Disney World.

“The on-the-job experience I got definitely helped me, “ he says.

Chris graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and a job in his field.

“I have my own apartment. I live in a great city with many opportunities,” Chris says. “And I wouldn't have gotten to where I am without Culinard.”