Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bacon Fest with Cook’s Kettle Flair

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The aroma of bacon fused with community connections is in the air at Victory Trade School. Every week KOLR10/KOZL, a local CBS affiliate, partners with VTS by incorporating our chefs in their regular programming. They recently invited us to team up for a special event – and it was all about BACON! On Saturday, September   …Continue Reading

You’re Hired Jason Hegstrom!!!

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Jason Hegstrom is no stranger to the spotlight.  VTS is proud to announce that, on his final day of classes, Jason was hired on the spot as a pantry chef at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield – full time with full benefits! He excelled at everything he did here and we know he will   …Continue Reading

VTS Represents Live in the Ozarks

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The annual Ozark fair kicked up its flair this year having a live cooking stage for demonstrations.  Our VTS staff and students participated on four different occasions. And even appeared live on KOLR 10 with Tom Trtan, co-host of Ozarks Live at 4! For every demonstration one of our executive chefs would bring students and   …Continue Reading

Scott Arthur

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From: Newark, New Jersey Favorite Food: Steak Started VTS: August 2012 Completion Date: August 2013 What I’ve Learned: How to put flavors together and the dedication it takes to work in the kitchen. Scott hopes to one day own a restaurant and be a great chef, but until then work in a high end restaurant.   …Continue Reading

Chris May

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Chris May Student Spotlight   From: Houston, Texas Favorite Food: Asian Food Started VTS: December 2012 Graduation Date: December 2013 What I’ve Learned:  How to flourish under pressure and achieve results in stressful environments.   Chris hopes to one day be married, start a family and be challenged mentally and spiritually hopefully in the business   …Continue Reading

Nathan Schmidt

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From: Vergennes Vermont Favorite Food: Chicken Salad Started VTS: November 2012 Completion Date: October 2013 What I’ve Learned: The foundation of culinary arts and how to think like a chef Nate hopes to continue learning, he sees himself utilizing culinary and management skills in his future endeavors. “Learning a new skill has given me the   …Continue Reading