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“Sometimes we go through life chasing dreams fueled by the thought of rejection and fear of failure.  Once you realize there is nothing to fear, the possibilities become endless -Chef AB

SOCIAL MEDIA

Mission Statement

Reach One | Teach One


Vision Statement

Connecting passion with purpose, we provide high-impact training that creates tangible results through career pathways

BACKGROUND

Born in the small town of Niagara Falls, New York, I had the good fortune of growing up in a household fueled by pure passion. My mother was a dedicated foster parent who raised over 250 kids. Reflecting on my childhood, my mother’s love and passion-based drive taught me two of the major components of my personal philosophy today: an ever-growing drive and self-fulfillment. Furthermore, my mission to create a legacy that will create a positive change in our world, one improvement at a time, was born.

From here on, I began to cultivate my mission. I began my professional training in 2001 at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Then in 2006, I enrolled in a rigorous three-year apprenticeship program under several Master Chef’s at the legendary Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. One of my greatest achievements here was managing the resort’s 44-acre farm production kitchen. I was so fortunate to learn, teach, inspire, and be inspired by so many wonderful and skilled people.

My love for learning about new cultures and cuisines took me traveling to different places such as eight different counties in the Britsh and US Virgin Islands, the beautiful island of Kaua’i, Palm Springs, CA, San Francisco, and, most recently, Charlottesville, VA, always in search of new flavors.

Over the years, my passion for helping our youth has continued to grow. I increasingly focus on helping them by giving them support and guidance through the disciplines practiced in the kitchen every day. I believe that sometimes in life, all people need to flourish is direction. My ultimate long-term goal, to create a positive change in the people and the environment around me, continues to align with my actions on my next business venture.


COMPANY FACTS

In  2018, I launched my first company, Culinary Concepts AB, with the intention to create a socially-minded company that focuses on developing individuals’ passions and abilities by teaching life skills through culinary arts. Since conception, I have had the honor of helping over 50+ students to achieve milestones in life and to establish long-term goals.

 

Program Benfits

ServSafe Certification

Certifed Cook

Technical Skills Training

Soft Skill Development

Career Pathway

Network of Culinary Professionals

MEDIA

Training Philosophy

Promo Video

PRESS

C-VILLE TOMORROW

C-VILLE TOMORROW

I LOVE C-VILLE

I LOVE C-VILLE

IN MY HUMBLE OPINION

IN MY HUMBLE OPINION

THE CAVALIER DAILY

THE CAVALIER DAILY

HEATHEN WINE

HEATHEN WINE

CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTEER WORK

My passion for helping others is something that is echoed across the nation with most non-profits.  I invest my time giving back with different non-profits to educate and motivate all people. 

Currently, I serve on the following non-profit boards and/or Commitees:

Piedmont Workforce Network 

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Black Professional Network

CATEC Community College   

Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center

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