Culinary Career Makers

Des'Mariah Jones, Editor/Reporter

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It is every chef’s dream to be world renowned and acknowledged for the food that they cook. This is a dream for William Pettaway, senior at Murphy High School. Born and raised in the South, Mobile, Alabama to be specific, Pettaway grew up around family members with a taste for food.

“I joined Hospitality and Tourism in the 10th grade already knowing I wanted to be a chef,” Pettaway says.

He watches television shows like “Chopped” and dreams of moving to Los Angeles to make big money as a cook. The question is, how will he get there?

Pettaway tells us, “I plan to get my Associates degree at Bishop State before transferring to South Alabama to get my Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts.” Growing up with his mom and dad sparked his passion for food and besides making eggs benedict and pasta, one thing he learned from Chef Round is “If it’s your goal, reach it.”

It has been a tradition in William Pettaway’s family to never give up on what you want to do and he hasn’t stopped yet.

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Culinary Career Makers