Director of Culinary Arts- Erica Steele
Erica Steele, has extensive experience both in culinary arts and youth development. During her time in the Marine Corps, she found her passion for cooking and used her GI bill to pursue a BA in Culinary Management at the Art Institutes of Virginia Beach. Following the completion of this program, she worked at Busch Garden Williamsburg, conducting cooking demonstrations for their food and wine festival. She also served as an instructor at Sur La Table, a children’s culinary summer camp, teaching youth the essentials of food prep, creating a menu, and plating. She will focus on building knowledge around the nutritional value of ingredients as she takes a group of TTC participants ages 16-22 through a rigorous curriculum yearly.