Alumus Recognized As Teacher Of The Year
Mark Mastrobattista '98, a Culinary Arts Instructor at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, has been selected as the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Mastrobattista is known for being a hardworking and dedicated instructor, who has selflessly devoted countless hours to his program and community.
Pastry Chef Balances Love of Running and Baking
Cassandra Tripaldi '09, pastry chef at the Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pa, recently finished first place in her age group and ninth overall among women in the Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon in Washington, D.C., qualifying her for the Boston Marathon in 2014. The 23-year-old is making a name in the running scene. She holds the Lehigh Valley Road Runners women's title and has been featured in Runner's World Magazine.
From the Kitchen to Farm
Courtney Guerra '12 is following her passion! A former cook and gardener at Meadowwood in Napa Valley, she is now a farmer working specifically for one Los Angeles chef, Ari Taymor. That exclusive relationship would allow her to focus on what the chef wants planted, when that chef wants it picked, and how much of it the chef needs, not to mention the unified flavor the comes from ingredients growing in the same patch of dirt.