Generously Sponsored By: Keegan’s Caramels + Miranda Lux Foundation
Age, at time of Internship: 15
CIT Intern: Spring 2021
Restaurant Host: The Dorian
Wraparound Program: San Francisco Unified School District SFUSD
Intern’s Story: Cassandra grew up in a single-parent household with her mother who immigrated from Mexico. Her mother works long hours to provide for Cassandra and her younger siblings. To help, Cassandra spent her childhood balancing housework with school work. Her time cooking for the family sparked her interest in cooking and planted the seed that she could provide for herself and her family by cooking professionally. Through the Chef-In-Training Internship, Cassandra aims to develop her professional and culinary skills and secure a position as a cook in a SF-based restaurant.