Nicholas Davis- Sullivan Louisville Alum of the MonthNicholas Davis was chosen for Alum of the Month from Sullivan University's Louisville campus. He said he was very pleased to be selected. "It's satisfying to be recognized for success in my career field," said Nick.
Nick completed is degree in Culinary Arts in 2009. He obtained previous skills and experience in culinary arts from the Prosser School of Technology and Chef Lonnie Donahue.
"At Sullivan, I enjoyed the culinary labs. The Chefs are very experienced and knowledgeable professionals. They shared their passion to influence the next generation in the culinary industry," Nick said. "Sullivan taught me how the industry works inside and out; legal matters, product identification, safety sanitation, food and beverage, cost control, professionalism, and management and leadership skills. Also, my internship at Asiatique was one of the best experiences I have had going into the industry."
Nick is currently the Executive Chef at River City Winery in New Albany. "I utilize the skills and knowledge from my studies on a daily basis. Being successful in the culinary field takes a collaboration of restaurant experience, education, motivation, resilience, passion, and a good mentor," he said.
In the future, Nick would like to obtain his Certified Executive Chef certification and continue to advance his skills in the field. He said, "After that I would enjoy educating the future generation of our industry."
Nick's advice to students is: "Take as much from your education as possible, keep your career based books, network, believe in yourself, work hard, don't give up, and most of all, don't forget where you have come from. You will eventually be enlightened by how far you have made it."
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