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Meet Camila!

For 2020 we awarded scholarships to 3 students who will be moving to New York to begin their culinary education at ICC next week. We are so excited to introduce you to them, starting with...

Camila Arias (New Orleans, LA)

Hi, my name is Camila Arias and I am 18 years old. I was born in a small town called Picayune in Mississippi, but my family is originally from El Salvador and made sure that culture is also an important part of my life. Even though I have lived in Guatemala and different cities throughout America, I have always seen New Orleans as my home.

I recently graduated high school from The Academy of the Sacred Heart and NOCCA. During my high school career, I had the privilege of working with great Chefs like Emeril Lagasse, Alon Shaya, David Slater, Joaquin Rodas and many more. I have also worked at large events in New Orleans like Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer and Carnival du Vin (Chef Emeril Lagasse). Recently I was given the opportunity to work at Saba (Chef Alon Shaya) as a line cook. I have always dreamed of opening my own restaurant. In my free time I love going out to eat brunch and spending time with friends.

Stay tuned to meet the other 2020 scholarship recipients!

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