Intern Completes Apprenticeship Program

Sun Mountain Lodge is thrilled to announce that our very own Dawn Gray has completed her three year apprenticeship and achieved her Certified Sous Chef (CSC) certification on May 24, 2013.

Dawn is a great inspiration and example of a committed apprentice.  She is a single mother who started at the dish station and worked her way into the kitchen.  She was determined to advance her career and let it be know that she wanted to be more than a cook.

The certification is not only a benchmark for personal and professional achievement, but it has also become recognized as a standard for excellence in the industry.  Certification through the American Culinary Federation requires candidates to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and professionalism.

The Sun Mountain Lodge apprenticeship program is overseen by Executive Chef J. Russell Bradshaw, CEC, CCA.  Bradshaw is a strong advocate for apprenticeship, and also works with externs, usually staffing a minimum of five externs and two apprentices each year.

Dawn will continue to work at Sun Mountain Lodge.  We wish her the very best in her career advancement.

For more information, please contact Chef Bradshaw or our Human Resources Office.