Andrew graduated our program in 2003. In high school he struggled with test taking, but he loved cooking and had a dream of one day becoming a Chef. After completing the two weeks at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, he was offered a full-time position. Two years later, he was offered a new position and left Hyatt to gain some new experience at a local free-standing restaurant. In 2007 he obtained a position at a Renaissance Hotel and quickly moved up the management ladder. In 2011, Andrew was promoted to Executive Chef, and has since been transferred / promoted 4 times. At a National Rehab Assn Conference, we asked Andrew to help us with a Keynote Presentation in Chicago. One of the co-presenters was Hyatt’s VP of Human Resources. Before the event, the conversation included that Andrew started his career with Hyatt, but was now an Executive Chef with another hotel chain. The Hyatt Vice President stated “We are not only happy for you, but proud that Hyatt was part of your professional career. Maybe one day you will return to the Hyatt Family”. This is just another example of Hyatt’s commitment to our program and the students that we serve.