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Celebrity Chef Darrell Smith Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary of Beverly Hills High Culinary Program Photos: J. Mashack

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Beverly Hills High School celebrated the 5-year anniversary of its Culinary Program spearheaded by Celebrity Chef Darrell A. Smith (“The Next Food Network Star” and Oprah’s “Home Made Simple”) with an exciting exhibit of food, music and entertainment. The event entertained educators, parents, students and community members with cook-

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founded the program as a way to give back to the community. “When I came to Beverly Hills High School, I started from scratch," exclaimed Smith. "We turned the program around and it is now the number one elective – I'm influencing young minds and it's been very rewarding." Smith’s class has served Beverly High undergrads for five consecutive years, becoming the most popular vocational offering in the 90210 district. Entitled “Instruction in Culinary Arts,” Smith’s course provides students in grades 10-12 with a balanced program rooted in both culinary and life skills. While Smith strives to pass along his passion for food, he creates a learning environment that fosters the development of positive self-image and increased self-esteem. The class challenges young scholars to strive and achieve their personal best both in and outside the classroom. Beverly Hills High is thrilled to have Smith—a young chefturned-teacher as part of their staff. “Darrell’s dedication to the proKimberly Esquivel, Rebecca Hakhamian, Samira Tiarraz, Nita Anavim gram is undeniable,” states Beverly Hills High School principal Chef Darrell A. Smith Carter Paysinger. “He came and revamped everything. The program was new, so we had no expectations, but it is now the number one sought after elective. “It is a joy to see students excited about their education.” Besides the semester class, Smith oversees a culinary summer camp teaching children how to have fun while cooking. Smith continues to combine Jason Newman-Athletic Director, Toni Staserculinary and entertainment realms and was tapped to prepare a buffet lunch- Jimmy Benavides, Chef DAS Assistant Principal, Cater Paysinger-Principal eon for a visiting First Lady Michelle Obama. He is currently playing a crucial role as a key presenter on the UNCF’s nationwide “Empower Me Tour.” And, his incredible new book, “Now Look Who’s Cooking” is a runaway hit of delightful recipes for young adults—and well let’s face it...for us adults who are also in Dorian Soleymani, Aaron Kohanzadeh, Kyle Young, Andrew Moradzadeh, need of a few cooking Shantel Hanookai, Chef DAS, Amanda Massaband, Bianca Fonseca, Julian lessons as well. (ME!) l Gomez, Max Iskiev, Jamil Cineus, Elisha Sameyah

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