Matthew Monroe
Chef-In-Training Alumni


Generously Sponsored By: Beth and David Marks
Age, at time of internship: 19
CIT Intern: 2018
Restaurant Host: PLaYT
Wraparound Program: Rudsdale Continuation School
Matthew’s Story: After his father lost his job and two family members passed away, Matthew was unable to cope and dropped out of high school. Worried about graduation, he eventually enrolled at Rudsdale Continuation School, where he graduated in 2018! He has always enjoyed cooking and sees it as a way to connect with not only loved ones but with oneself. He believes food is one of the best ways to show others how much you love them.
Future Goals: Matthew wants to continue working in restaurants to further improve his cooking skills. He is also interested in writing and animation and is currently working on a series of works of fiction.


“If I put myself out there in any little way, maybe it’s cooking for someone else, maybe I’m spreading a little bit of happiness into the world.”