I never thought that I will end up taking culinary arts in college, but I don’t have any regrets at all. It feels like the most awesome thing will happen to you when you least expect it. And so I am thankful that I ended up in AHA Philippines. Not only because it made me a World Class Professional Chef but also a well disciplined member of the society.
Many people might say that Culinary Arts is an easy course to take up in college, I strongly disagree. In order to succeed in this industry, an individual must have the knowledge, punctuality, and discipline. The skills will be developed along the way.
AHA doesn’t only train students how to cook and work in a kitchen, they also train us to be disciplined in every aspect. In my experience in the school, I was lacking one equipment and they didn’t allow me attend the class. That moment served as a lesson for me to check my equipment if they are complete and be always prepared and ready for everything. AHA’s way of disciplining is unorthodox but I’ll say it’s effective and I will embrace it throughout my career.
AHA’s method of training made me perform well in my internship in the United States. Although at first it was hard to adjust because they have methods that are different from what I learned in school and so I had to adapt.
I am thankful for all the good and bad memories I left with.
I am a proud graduate of American Hospitality Academy – Philippines
-Chef Aaron Paca