Sous Chef at his place of work

Meet Culinary Student:  Robert Hall

Published December 2017

Current Position:

Sous Chef at Tings Refuge in Yuba City

What lead you to the Culinary Program? 

When I first came to Yuba College I was on track for the Nursing Programs.  While taking my pre req’s I was on campus from 9-5 Monday through Friday.  I had discovered Flavors and spoke to a few students after I had finished my delicious burger.  The very next semester I had taken a counseling class and one thing that stuck out the most was that the instructor, Valerie Harris, said “do what you love”.  And, as much as I want to help others, I realized shorty after doing a CNA externship that this was not what I love.  I love food.

The Culinary Arts program has allowed me to take my love an passion for food and turn it into a career.  I truly now know what it is like to get paid to do what you love.

What were you doing before coming to Yuba College?Culinary Student Presentation

Before attending Yuba College I was a server at Pearl on The River in Sacramento. An amazing place for farm to fork dining.

What advice do you have for current or prospective students?

My advice is this:  do what you love!  Don’t become something to please your parents, grandparents, or guardian.  Their career goals for you are not the same as your own.