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A16 Rockridge

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Open Table

Trainee story

Fredy faced discrimination because of his low-income background. Frustrating as it was, it couldn’t curb his appetite for life – or home-cooked meals with family. Food was Fredy’s window into the world. His mother’s tamales brought the taste of Mexico City to any kitchen, and foreign foods carried the flavors of unfamiliar cultures. Relishing the power of food to transport and connect, Fredy set his sights on a culinary career. He applied to Sprouts Chef Training, hoping to diversify his recipe repertoire and knowledge of international cuisine. With the support of his Chef Mentor at A16, Fredy will immerse himself in Italian traditions. We’re excited for Fredy to take the first step towards his goal: opening his own fusion restaurant!

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