Cheryl Steacker has been selected as the Culinary Arts Long-Term Substitute Culinary Arts Aide for the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) for three months beginning September 1, 2021. Ms. Steacker will be assisting EASTERN Culinary Arts Instructors, Chef Zachmann and Chef Vozzo, with program instruction, and will be providing individualized assistance to students in the Culinary Arts program.
Ms. Steacker studied at Penn State University Abington campus before discovering her love of the culinary field. Upon deciding to pursue a career in culinary, she obtained her ServSafe certification. The National Restaurant Association, through its ServSafe certification program, aims to educate food-service managers, food-handlers and anyone working in the food-service industry, on best practices for food safety.
Prior to her role at EASTERN, Ms. Steacker was a Philadelphia food event host, on-air demonstrator and culinary content creator, working alongside major appliance brands such as Viking & Subzero. Ms. Steacker also has background in pastry, serving as Pastry Chef and Social Media Manager in bakeries throughout Philadelphia’s surrounding counties.
“Culinary is such an exciting field and a useful skill to develop and refine,” said Ms. Steacker. “I am looking forward to assisting the EASTERN Chefs in preparing the Culinary Arts students for successful careers and equipping them with life-long skills.”
Build your culinary skills and techniques in the Culinary Arts program at EASTERN so you can compete in this field. Students also have the potential to earn up to nine transferable college credits through a statewide articulation agreement with Montgomery County Community College. This two-year half-day program enables students to acquire a variety of skills including soup and sauce preparation, preparation of meat, fish and poultry entrees, baking, kitchen sanitation, purchasing and inventory controls.