Hannah Bowles, a graduating senior at Madison High, has been awarded Culinary Student of the Year by the San Diego County chapter of the California Restaurant association.
is the most talented and dedicated student I have taught in years,"
said Justin Halbert, her Madison culinary arts teacher. "She is our
culinary team leader. As the dessert chef for a local, trendy
restaurant, Hannah knows the standard of quality and professionalism it
takes to be a successful employee and because of that, she is able to
lead by example for her culinary team at Madison. Last year, even when
Hannah wasn’t in my class, we collaborated on her recipes and planned a
successful catering event for 250 people.”
A graduating senior,
Hannah will be attending the Collins College of Hospitality Management
at Cal Poly Pomona to pursue a career in hospitality. She also hopes to
get awarded the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
scholarship, a highly competitive award in the industry. She was
accepted to three other universities, finishing high school with a grade point average
greater than 3.8.
The California Restaurant Association San Diego
Chapter is a strong supporter of San Diego Unified's culinary arts
programs. The 30th Annual Gold Medallion Awards recognize the
achievements of both restaurant and service provider members whose
commitment to excellence makes a significant difference in the industry
and communities they serve.
For more information on culinary
programs in the district, please contact Angela Croce, CCTE Program
Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the California
Restaurant Association San Diego Chapter, please visit