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At home in the kitchen

His fifth grade math students may not know that their teacher, Jason Williams, is an excellent cook. However, his special ed students know about it. “We used to do some form of creating foods as part of learning basic life skills. Every Friday we created a recipe and the students put it together. Simple things like applesauce, granola, etc. There were about 12 students and for two years I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with them.”

Jason’s fondness for cooking began at an early age. “I learned from my mom and when she decided to go back to college when I was ten years old I just moved into the kitchen. Didn’t make a lot of fancy dishes, just kept to standards, but we did have many family dinner gatherings. As I grew up, went on to college and then to work and even today,  my mother and I can still work together well in the same kitchen.”

Jason said that at one point in his life he wanted to be a chef, and he even served as line chef at the Mathews Yacht Club. He soon learned that ...

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