Heather Hilliard: Sullivan Lexington Alum of the MonthHeather Hilliard was selected as Alumna of the month from Sullivan University's Lexington Campus. She was honored and flattered to be chosen. Heather graduated with her degree in Culinary Arts in 2007. She chose it because she had always enjoyed feeding and nurturing people.
At Sullivan, Heather's favorite part of the culinary program were the International and Advanced Techniques labs. "I enjoyed the program even more when Chef Foster came on board. His wisdom and experience elevated us all. Sullivan provided extremely competent chefs who knew how to teach and impart their knowledge to others. They helped prepare me for the industry by sharing their own experience while working in the industry," Heather said.
Heather currently works for Bright Horizons at the Lexmark Center for Children and is the Food Director and Executive Chef. She plans on staying with her company and in the field for a long time. "After many years of working in fine dining and upscale catering, I developed a passion for quality ingredients and clean eating. I truly believe that good nutrition is the foundation for optimal development which led me to pursue a career providing high quality meals for children. I hope to become the food director over several centers in the Kentuckiana area, teaching the current cooks new cooking techniques and how to get kids to eat clean, minimally processed, healthy food, and love it."
Heather's advice to students is: "Work hard, take every opportunity to learn something new, and strive to be your best in all of your endeavors."
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