Welcome all blog readers to Kelly Cucina Italiana. Let me start by explaining a little about me. I graduated the Art Institute of Las Vegas in March of 17. I am back to obtain my bachelor’s degree. My first semi-kitchen experience was when I was 12 years old. My mother was a manager at a Burger King. After closing the dining room, she would always let me come in and help cook the food for drive-thru. Mainly I was helping with inventory and putting data into the computer. When I was 15 I work at a family owned Mexican restaurant called Lucy’s. From then to now I have been with many different types of places, anything ranging from fast food, catering events, to fine dining. I have been in 2 competitions with one being The World Seafood Championship where I placed 16th out of 50. I am now a Chef de Partie at the Wynn Casino handling banquets. I want to be able to bring some of my fine dining/ sous chef skills to the table to show that I can do a great job here while working under pressure. Also, while I am back in school, I would like to show all I have learned and bring it to the table so we will continue to have great business and returning customers.