Hello ACI family! Welcome to the end of another fabulous year!
I want to say congratulations to all of our students that graduated on Friday, December 2nd. Graduation days are very proud days for us. There’s such a great feeling in helping people open the door to their career and graduation is that moment when it all comes together. We appreciate every student that has ever graduated this program, and we are excited to add more names to that long list. Congratulations everyone!
I know during the holiday season many of you will be working on the major holidays because in this profession it’s hard to get those day off. I want to salute all of you that make the sacrifice to work doing something you love instead of being at home with family and friends. I know it can be hard, but if it makes you feel any better: We’ve all been there, and I can tell you from personal experience that it’s easy to find ways to still celebrate and enjoy the holiday season…you just might have to be a little more creative. Plus, you never know, keep working hard and you may find yourself in a job that allows you to be off for the holidays – like teaching!
Lastly, I just want to say “thank you” to all of you reading this. 2016 was a year that saw a major chain of culinary schools shut down, and I’m thankful that we are still here. The only reason we are still here is because enough of YOU choose us for your culinary education. You allow us to stay in business year after year, so each year we try to make this school even better than it was the year before. I know it’s easy to say, but we truly do care about each and every one of the students that walk through our doors. We can’t please everyone all the time, and we aren’t perfect, but we try and we care. We do our best for you. We will continue to do our best every year. I hope that your 2016 ends on a happy note and that your 2017 is your best year yet. Happy holidays everyone.
Chef Christopher Wolf, ccc, cce, csw, cpi