Rich Township High School is proud to announce that one of Chicago’s fa-mous chefs has brought his inspiration to the Raptor Community. Chef Camerron Dangerfield visited the south suburban school for a one-on-one experience with culinary students. The ar-rival of the two-time Food Network winner was a complete shock and a memorable experi-ence for the culinary department. Rich Township Culinary Department is one of the newest prominent programs that provide students with an incentive to explore entrepreneurship as chefs. The widespread curriculum provides students with a wealth of information on food safety and best cooking practices. The diverse program encourages students to create food that is meaningful to them. Superintendent Johnnie Thomas says the culinary department hopes to have more “Chef Camerron’s.”
“One of the greatest things I can witness is Rich Township students thriving and birthing their talents. It’s an honor to see so many of our culinary students exercise a great passion for the food they create and be receptive to instructors who will help develop them. Chef Camerron is such a great model and example for students because, like many of us, we come from all dif-ferent backgrounds. The fact that his story can be universally shared on a great platform like The Food Network is remarkable for us as faculty to see and our students,” says Superinten-dent Thomas.
Chef Dangerfield’s presence for local students was a special treat due to his reputation for cre-ating a unique blend of flavors and techniques. His “Chicago Style” seasonings and diverse pal-ette has earned him a reputation as one of the most innovative chefs in the industry. Chef Dangerfield’s passion for food began at a young age, and he then honed his skills through ex-tensive training and experience in some of the best kitchens in the world. One of his passions
is pushing the boundaries of traditional cuisine, which has earned him critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase. Rich Township students hope to have more speakers and influencers like him to gain a wealth of knowledge.
“It’s important that we expose our students to countless opportunities that will push them to higher heights with dreaming. Our culinary department is very promising, and it continues to pave the way for our students to express themselves through the power of food. We want to thank Chef Dangerfield for taking the time to come teach our students about his journey as a chef and how to create their own. Our culinary students see a long-term future in serving oth-ers, and food is a beautiful way of doing it. It was a teaching moment our students will never forget,” says Principal Lynn Fields Jr.