After retiring from his work as a high school guidance counselor, Mike was certain of one thing: he didn’t want to sit around. He decided to attend culinary school, just because he wanted to. Mike wasn’t sure what he was going to do with his culinary training until he found the Cincinnati COOKS! program and began tutoring students in ServSafe and soft skills. “I have a thing about teaching,” Mike says. “I have all of this information that I want to give away. Cincinnati COOKS! is like a second family to me.” In the – now going on seven years – since Mike began volunteering with the Cincinnati COOKS! Program, the ServSafe pass rate for students has increased by 25%. Chef Mike is highly regarded by his students and the staff at Cincinnati COOKS!, and we are so fortunate to have him in our corner.
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