Shu Yin Yu

Shu Yin Yu

Generously Supported By: Whole Foods Market
Age, at time of Internship: 17
CT Intern: Fall 2022
Restaurant Host: Tribune, Chef Morgan
Referred By: MetWest – DH OUSD
Intern Story:
In middle school, Shu Yin struggled to express and address her mental health challenges. She put immense pressure on herself to succeed in school, and health took a backseat. As she entered high school, however, Shu Yin was introduced to new coping techniques like meditation and personal reflection. She identified cooking as an art that calmed her nerves.

Inspired by the peace she felt in the kitchen, Shu Yin applied to Sprouts Chef Training. She hopes the time management skills, initiative, and hands-on experience she’ll gain will prepare her to own her own Asian restaurant someday, where she can connect with culture and calm through food.