Alumni Spotlight: Matt Mulligan

Matt Mulligan 2When our Culinary School graduates ask our President and CEO how they can thank the Food Bank for the opportunity to gain new job skills, she always answers, “There is no need to thank us. You thank us by getting and keeping a job.”

We are proud to hear success stories of graduates who are doing well. Culinary School graduate Matt Mulligan attended last month’s alumni networking event and shared that he is doing well as a grill cook and supervisor at Aramark.

The 14 weeks of training in 2012 at our Culinary School in Newark helped Matt develop a passion for the culinary arts. He landed an internship at Sherm’s Catering and upon graduation worked at ShopRite before joining a local Aramark team.

Matt believes that his culinary instructor, Mark Saunders, (Mark is no longer with the Food Bank, but keeps in touch with us!) helped him out a lot. Matt is not sure where he would be today without the training from The Culinary School. He recommends The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware, because the training program helps graduates get good jobs.

Matt says The Culinary School taught him everything he needed to know to work in a large industrial-sized kitchen. Right now he is focused on running one of Aramark’s business dining accounts and becoming a food service director.

He is already looking forward to the next Culinary School alumni social, as he enjoyed meeting fellow graduates and listening to guest speaker Scott Daniels from Sodexo. He said that Scott’s advice was informative and helpful as he works to further his career.

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