“My kitchen career began while living in Wyoming and it was all by accident. Working the front of the house one day I was asked to do prepping in the kitchen...” She found she liked it and thus the culinary world was endowed with another great chef, a North Carolina girl, Hatley Bright.
Once indoctrinated into the cooking world, Chef Bright began pursuing her new career. She did her apprenticeship in South Carolina and Denver, traveled to Italy for more experience and learning, before returning to Virginia where she had once attended college.
In January 2007 Chef Bright was one of three chefs who piloted the Culinary Arts program at Rappahannock Community College (RCC) and was its director. She offered a series of “Home Chef” summer courses to the public. Classes were held at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center through the college’s Workforce and Community Development Office.
Soon, under Chef Bright’s supervision, students of RCC’s Culinary Arts p...
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