Washington State Chef's

Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight - August 2016

KIKI KALENDER

Favorite Quote

"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are."

-Max De Pree

Bio

I grew up in California working in television production. While working in LA in a Television Production Art Dept and Culinary, I met Master Chef Richard Rosendale who was a huge inspiration for me. He was the one who initially told me about The Greenbrier which led me to take the first step and join the ACF as an apprentice to get my foot in the door, and start my culinary career. In September 2014, at the age of 23, I moved to Washington to join the ACF WSCA Apprenticeship program. I am currently working as a cook for Mirabella Seattle. In Summer 2016, the WSCA board sent me and a fellow apprentice to represent the WSCA chapter at the ACF National Convention all expenses paid.

In 5 years I would like to be furthering my education by tackling The Greenbrier Culinary Apprenticeship Program.

What the ACF means to me: The ACF program is a powerhouse of knowledge and passion that is inspiring on every level. We are mentored by Chefs that genuinely want to teach and see you succeed. This is something that I am extremely thankful for.