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Reality show features Cabrillo culinary students

Posted: Monday, Feb 24th, 2014

Gabriel Garcia of Watsonville and a student in the Cabrillo College Culinary Arts program, will be one of four Cabrillo students featured in a series of shows on the Cooking Channel. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

APTOS — Gabriel Garcia is a former gang member who decided to turn his life around.

It was a life he had lived since he was 12, and getting out was no easy feat. It required leaving behind his old life and friends.

The pivotal point, he said, was finding himself in jail for robbery.

“It put my life in perspective,” Garcia, 22, said.

And so decided to put his energy into something more positive. He signed up for Cabrillo College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program.

“Cooking is something I’m passionate about,” he said.

For the complete article see the 02-25-2014 issue.

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