Kyle Anderson - Block & Board in Portland, OR.
Kyle has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and History from U.C. Davis. While attending college Kyle worked at the UC Davis Meat Lab which is a federally inspected meat processing plant located on the UC Davis campus. Students receive hands-on training in slaughter, fabrication, sanitation, and further processing of meat and meat products. Kyle is currently the head butcher at Block and Board which specializes in cuts from local, sustainable farms, plus sandwiches. While at Whitney Kyle took the Baking and Pastry Careers course and was on the 2008 ProStart Culinary Competition Team.
Garett Rodriguez - Obo in Sacramento, CA
Garett has an A.A. in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management from American River Junior College. His current position is a cook at Obo Restaurant (Part of the Selland's group). While at Whitney he took all three of the culinary courses and was on the 2009 and 2011 ProStart Culinary Competition Team. Since leaving WHS he has worked in 9 different restaurants, building towards his dream of owning his own restaurant.
Lexi Ammirati - Personal Chef and Catering
Lexi has her Associate in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America and is currently working on earning her Bachelors degree online through Johnson and Wales University. She took all three of the culinary courses at Whitney and was on the 2012 ProStart Culinary Competition Team. A major accomplishment was working craft services (catering) for a local film production company.
MaryAnna Avilla - Student
Mary is is currently in New York at the Culinary Institute of America working towards her Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) in Culinary Science degree. Mary took all three of the culinary courses at WHS and was on the 2013 and 2014 ProStart Culinary Competition Teams. She was the team captain for the 2014 team; her creativity, skills and determination helped to take that years team to a 2nd place win!
Morgan Budd - Student
Morgan is currently a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, enrolled in the Food Science program with a culinary focus. Morgan was awarded at Whitney as the first student to be on the culinary competition team for all four years of high school. Morgan was on the 2014 team and was also the team captain of the 2015 competition team. She personally did most of the recipe development for the dessert that year and was the first student acknowledged on official ProStart paperwork as the developer of a recipe. She completed all three of the culinary CTE courses. In 2017 Morgan created and was awarded the position of Food Chair for her sorority to establish affordable healthy options for all; including those with allergies or food sensitivities. As a sophomore she has been awarded the summer internship through Cal Poly for Swanton Pacific Ranch where she will plan and cook meals and help to plan the kitchen upgrade from ranch house to industrial.