Chefs Association Awards Scholarships to GCC

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Two graduates from GCC’s high school culinary program are an ‘MCA investment’ 

Guam – Two graduates of the Guam Community College Career & Technical Education ProStart program at George Washington High School are starting culinary school at GCC with scholarships, courtesy of the Micronesian Chefs Association.

“They’re an MCA investment,” Chef Peter Duenas, MCA president, said of freshmen Chelsea Atoigue and Chandler Aguon. “We’re counting on them to grow in the profession and excel with passion and dedication.”

Duenas and other MCA board members presented Atoigue and Aguon each with a scholarship check for $1,500 on Tuesday, October 6th at Delmonico Restaurant in Upper Tumon.

Atoigue and Aguon both say they’re excited to start culinary classes at GCC. The two graduated from GW in June with Certificates of Mastery in the GCC ProStart program. They each applied separately for an MCA scholarship, and were chosen based on their grades and on an interview with MCA officers, according to Chef Paul Kerner, GCC Culinary Arts head instructor and a member of the MCA board.

MCA consistently supports the GCC Culinary Arts program through scholarships, donations of culinary equipment and supplies, and chef mentoring.