The Renton Technical College Culinary Scholarship
Meet This Year's Recipients
2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients
Meet Jessica Vickers - 2018 Fall Recipient
Meet Rose Lucas - 2018 Spring Recipient
My goal is to graduate from the RTC culinary arts program and proceed to the professional baking program to further my knowledge and experience with culinary related studies and achieve an AAS degree in both areas.
With a solid understanding of proper nutrition and experience with food, I can better support the vegan activist movement by spreading awareness and helping people transition and create healthful meal plans to meet all their dietary requirements. Extensive understanding and experience with a variety of cuisines can also help me create new or "veganized" dishes to expand vegan meal options and vegan cuisine. I am very passionate about spreading awareness of veganism through positive conditioning, not only to end the mass exploitation of animals, but also to encourage a healthier diet and lifestyle, and to benefit the environment through means such as; decreasing the production of greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming, ending the growing problem of deforestation to provide land for factory farms, and lowering the use of water to raise animals in mass production.
Meet Shalaunda Caldwell
I chose the culinary program because I have always liked to cook and arrange food nicely on plates or platters. I have always enjoyed cooking for others. It gives me a feeling of satisfaction when people are pleased with the appearance, smell, and sight of their food. I believe that I had a good amount of knowledge on how to cook tasty food prior to attending the program. I have learned more about techniques, methodologies, and following recipes. I really wanted to learn how to cook for large amounts of people and to increase the speed of service. I am still learning these things as well as a lot more pertinent information that I had no idea about prior to attending school.
I am happy to be a student at RTC. I came here for the convenience but I have decided to stay for different reasons. The staff seem to really care about students’ well-being. Counselors, Instructors and staff express a genuine interest in the lives of students and want us to succeed. The Chefs really know the ins and outs of the cooking business. Their knowledge and skill levels really help to ensure that decision to attend RTC was a good choice.
Previous Year's Recipients
2015 Scholarship Recipients