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CIM Graduate Wins Hell’s Kitchen

February 14, 2017
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The Baker College Culinary Institute of Michigan boasts a talented and accomplished group of alumni, including the latest winner of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Kimberly Ann Ryan recently demolished the competition on the popular reality TV competition, scoring an esteemed position with The Venetian's Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Las Vegas -- worth approximately $250,000.

 

Kimberly Ryan's Impressive Background

A Michigan native, Ryan grew up in Traverse City and attended Michigan State University, where she earned a significant portion of her rent by purchasing groceries and cooking for her roommates. She'd long dreamed of shaking up the culinary industry (and had worked extensively in bars and restaurants), but her cooking endeavors at MSU convinced her that she was actually capable of making it as a chef. Her first step involved enrolling at the Culinary Institute of Michigan, where she immediately felt welcome. After proving herself at CIM, Ryan completed an internship at The Cook's House before embarking on her career at Traverse City's Black Star Farms.

 

How Kimberly Ryan Rose Through the Ranks on Hell's Kitchen

Few professional experiences can test a chef's abilities and mental stamina quite like Hell's Kitchen, a grueling show that forces contestants to deal with seemingly impossible culinary challenges and harsh criticism from the industry's most accomplished -- and most brash -- authorities, including the renowned Gordon Ramsay.

Always one to challenge herself, Ryan decided to ditch her comfort zone by competing on Hell's Kitchen. She generally prefers to work behind the scenes, but as a reality TV contestant, she was forced to deal with a variety of strong personalities. She didn't always enjoy the social aspects of the show, but she did take pride in showing off all she learned while attending CIM and working as a chef in Michigan.

Ryan's signature dish? Seared scallops with mango jalapeño salsa and spicy toasted crispy rice. This is just one of several dishes she's mastered, and through her hard work on Hell's Kitchen, she's continued to expand her already impressive repertoire. Just as importantly, she's strengthened her management skills and found her voice as a real culinary leader.

By the finale, Ryan was heavily favored as the season 16 winner. It was not an easy road to victory, however, as a previously eliminated chef drafted by Ryan sabotaged her efforts. She held firm, however, and ultimately delivered a superior dinner. Clearly impressed, Chef Ramsay complimented Ryan's "tenacity, drive, and skill," adding that her newfound ability to command a kitchen meant that "there was no stopping her."

Now that she's made a name for herself on Hell's Kitchen, Ryan plans to make her mark at the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. The future is bright for this rising star!

Congratulations to Kimberly Ann Ryan -- your accomplishments are bound to inspire the many CIM students who wish to follow in your footsteps.

 

Source

http://www.afterbuzztv.com/2017/01/08/hells-kitchen-s16-aerial-maneuvers-fusion-confusion-e11-e12-afterbuzz-tv-aftershow/

http://fox17online.com/2016/09/21/the-culinary-institute-of-michigan-helps-prep-michigan-chef-for-hells-kitchen/

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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CIM Graduate Wins Hell’s Kitchen

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CIM Graduate Wins Hell’s Kitchen

February 14, 2017
zoom

The Baker College Culinary Institute of Michigan boasts a talented and accomplished group of alumni, including the latest winner of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Kimberly Ann Ryan recently demolished the competition on the popular reality TV competition, scoring an esteemed position with The Venetian's Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Las Vegas -- worth approximately $250,000.

 

Kimberly Ryan's Impressive Background

A Michigan native, Ryan grew up in Traverse City and attended Michigan State University, where she earned a significant portion of her rent by purchasing groceries and cooking for her roommates. She'd long dreamed of shaking up the culinary industry (and had worked extensively in bars and restaurants), but her cooking endeavors at MSU convinced her that she was actually capable of making it as a chef. Her first step involved enrolling at the Culinary Institute of Michigan, where she immediately felt welcome. After proving herself at CIM, Ryan completed an internship at The Cook's House before embarking on her career at Traverse City's Black Star Farms.

 

How Kimberly Ryan Rose Through the Ranks on Hell's Kitchen

Few professional experiences can test a chef's abilities and mental stamina quite like Hell's Kitchen, a grueling show that forces contestants to deal with seemingly impossible culinary challenges and harsh criticism from the industry's most accomplished -- and most brash -- authorities, including the renowned Gordon Ramsay.

Always one to challenge herself, Ryan decided to ditch her comfort zone by competing on Hell's Kitchen. She generally prefers to work behind the scenes, but as a reality TV contestant, she was forced to deal with a variety of strong personalities. She didn't always enjoy the social aspects of the show, but she did take pride in showing off all she learned while attending CIM and working as a chef in Michigan.

Ryan's signature dish? Seared scallops with mango jalapeño salsa and spicy toasted crispy rice. This is just one of several dishes she's mastered, and through her hard work on Hell's Kitchen, she's continued to expand her already impressive repertoire. Just as importantly, she's strengthened her management skills and found her voice as a real culinary leader.

By the finale, Ryan was heavily favored as the season 16 winner. It was not an easy road to victory, however, as a previously eliminated chef drafted by Ryan sabotaged her efforts. She held firm, however, and ultimately delivered a superior dinner. Clearly impressed, Chef Ramsay complimented Ryan's "tenacity, drive, and skill," adding that her newfound ability to command a kitchen meant that "there was no stopping her."

Now that she's made a name for herself on Hell's Kitchen, Ryan plans to make her mark at the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. The future is bright for this rising star!

Congratulations to Kimberly Ann Ryan -- your accomplishments are bound to inspire the many CIM students who wish to follow in your footsteps.

 

Source

http://www.afterbuzztv.com/2017/01/08/hells-kitchen-s16-aerial-maneuvers-fusion-confusion-e11-e12-afterbuzz-tv-aftershow/

http://fox17online.com/2016/09/21/the-culinary-institute-of-michigan-helps-prep-michigan-chef-for-hells-kitchen/

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FAQ's

  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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I knew this was where I wanted to go to school.

Kelly Martin