Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Culinary Arts student/Abington High School junior, Ashley Lademann, received the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Student Leadership Award at the ACF President’s Charity Scholarship Ball on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Philadelphia Country Club.
Ashley has been going to ACF meetings for over a year, but officially became a member in November 2016. Her father, David Lademann, is also a member of the ACF and encouraged her participation since she also had a passion for cooking. Both of Ashley’s parents are in the culinary field, so she has grown up immersed in the industry. Ashley was surprised and honored to receive the ACF Student Leadership Award.
“Both the Culinary Arts program at EASTERN and my ACF membership broadened my knowledge of the culinary field and my technical expertise,” said Ashley. “I am now more aware of the different career opportunities within the culinary field. I chose this path because I enjoy making food. Food makes people happy.”
After completing her Culinary Arts program at EASTERN in 2018, Ashley is considering continuing her education at Johnson and Wales University.
Culinary Arts at EASTERN 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.