Lisbon Falls Native First Recipient of an Endowed Scholarship from Maine Lobster Promotion Council | Business

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Lisbon Falls Native First Recipient of an Endowed Scholarship from Maine Lobster Promotion Council

The Maine Lobster Promotion Council is pleased to announce Rachel LeGloahec of Lisbon Falls, Maine this year’s recipient of an endowed scholarship designed to support Maine students attending The Culinary Institute of America.

The CIA is a private, non-profit, college with a main campus in Hyde Park, New York. Their mission is to reward students with the skills and knowledge to live successful lives in positions of influence throughout their culinary career.

LeGloahec’s penchant for hard work and cooking has made her the ideal candidate for both attendance at the CIA, and this year’s scholarship. By awarding Maine students with these scholarships, the Maine Lobster Promotion Council is creating opportunity for those aspiring to pursue a career in different areas of the culinary arts field.

"With the majority of Maine Lobster consumed in restaurants, the continued education of chefs and culinary students is an important aspect of our marketing program.  We have been involved with the Culinary Institute of America for many years, promoting Maine Lobster to their graduates.  We pursued an opportunity that allowed us to endow a scholarship for Maine students while continuing to educate CIA graduates about Maine Lobster.  We are pleased that our endowed scholarship will help Maine students pursue careers in the culinary arts for years to come,” said Dane Somers Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Promotion Council.

Currently in her seventh term at the CIA, LeGloahec’s professional culinary aspirations began in the dining room of The Haraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine. She spent the summer before her studies commenced there, and admired the passion for food the hotel possessed.

“This experience was, and has been by far, the best job I have ever had. The quality and love for food that the hotel upholds shows true passion. I want that same passion for my own life,” said LeGloahec.

With help from The Maine Lobster Promotion Council, LeGloahec is studying Marketing and Promoting Food, Accounting, Budget Management and Computers in the Food Business. She is scheduled to graduate on November 11, 2011.

“I came here to receive the best culinary arts degree possible and to become the best chef I could possibly be. I feel the CIA has given me the right resources to accomplish these goals. Your generous scholarship has allowed me to further my career and academics,” said LeGloahec.

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