Student Stories: From Guantanamo Bay to Brooklyn’s Best Kitchens

From blog.ice.edu by Institute of Culinary Education
Student Stories: From Guantanamo Bay to Brooklyn’s Best Kitchens

 

By Carly DeFilippo

 

In the case of Brooklyn native Christian Souvenir, it took many years in the military before the desire to attend culinary school took hold. The switch from government intelligence work to cooking may seem like a drastic change, but Christian's disciplined background is serving him well in the kitchen. Since graduating from ICE's Culinary Arts program in 2011, he has worked in some of Brooklyn's most innovative new restaurants, including Nightingale 9 and French Louie, growing his love for a new kind of service.

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But to achieve his goal of owning and operating a restaurant of his own, he realized his management skills needed a boost. Click through to hear why Christian found himself as an ICE student for a second time.