Welcome to this edition of Spotlight! We will feature Dorsey Schools’ students, graduates, staff members, and others here from time to time to highlight their hard work and achievements.
Today we would like to introduce you to Chef Nick Eaton, an instructor from our Culinary Arts program at the Roseville, MI campus.
Here’s a little more about Chef Eaton:
Name: Chef Nick Eaton
Dorsey Schools Campus: Roseville, MI
Dorsey Schools Program in Which You Currently Teach: Culinary Arts
What led you to teach Dorsey Schools:
Chef Eaton came to Dorsey two years ago as a chef in the culinary arts program. He wanted to share his knowledge and world view bringing the human element to the classroom. He loves the way food brings people together and enjoys incorporating different cultures of food into the classroom. Chef Eaton has always loved to cook crediting his grandmother with starting his interest in cooking. His family objected to his culinary career path suggesting that he “get a real job”. However, Chef Eaton pursued his passion earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Florida and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Ave Maria University in Florida. Chef Eaton is an experienced chef having worked in top restaurants in Florida, Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan as well as a Certified Specialist of Wine.
Favorite Class to teach and why:
Chef Eaton enjoys watching his students’ transition from culinary students to culinary colleagues. His favorite course to teach is the baking, pastry, and nutrition course. He enjoys the juxtaposition of the skills in this course and seeing students become proficient and know ledgeable about what they are eating and why.
Chef Eaton’s Advice for new students:
“This is your dream. Shoot higher than what you hope to achieve. You might surprise yourself.”
Kudos to you, Chef Eaton and thanks for all you do on a daily basis for each and every one of your culinary students – you are appreciated!
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