Generously Supported By: Clover Sonoma
Age, at time of Internship: 22
CT Intern: Summer 2023
Restaurant Host: Shaws Candy, Chef Harper
Referred By: The Arc
Meet Chef Trainee Marie (“M”), who has been interning at Shaws Candy in San Francisco with Chef Harper and the Shaws SF team. HUGE congratulations to Marie who has done such a stellar job as an intern, she has been hired at Shaws Candy!!
Marie had never thought about a career in the culinary field until she was inspired to learn to cook by her sister, a chef in a bakery. She would like to be able to cook Lithuanian dishes like her sister and share her knowledge with friends. Marie loves to read with a special fondness for Harry Potter, but has had to strive hard at reading given the hardships of her childhood – she was born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Lithuania and also has speech and auditory processing problems. She now lives with her adoptive parents here in California. These challenges have obviously not stood in Marie’s way given her success during her internship with Shaws Candy. Marie’s chef mentor Harper states that she has a strong attention to detail and is one of the most positive people he has ever met. We’re so proud of you, Marie!