Student Spotlight: Charlton Chambers

Charlton is a graduate of Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy and is currently working as a function chef in the industry. We hope you enjoy his story!

Charlton Chambers photo 6As a young man growing up, I always found myself in the kitchen with my mom. That’s where I develop a passion for cooking. I started cooking professionally at the age of 18 at a five star hotel in Jamaica known as Sandals Negril. There I worked with a lot of talented chefs who I have learned a lot from. Working there the chef saw the love I had for cooking. There was an opportunity for two chefs out of eighty seven to be chosen to do a kitchen management course and I was highly selected as one of the candidates. In 2004 one of my friends said to me “my boss overseas need a good guy like you to work for him, are you interested?” I said sure, there I worked as a range cook over the years and I have worked so hard that I have been promoted to function chef and presently working in the USA and Jamaica.

I have been searching along time to find a culinary course that I could do without having to stop from working and at the same time wasn’t too pricey. I was on Facebook one day and saw this ad about earning your culinary diploma from your home, so without any hesitation I click on it from there and I contacted Ms. Sarah Larson. She was so helpful with all the information I needed and she kept on following up on all my calls. From there I did my own research on the school and the information I found pushed me to enroll. Having a diploma from a school like Escoffier would mean so much to me and would get me a step closer to where I want to be in my career.

Now that I have finished the online culinary program I don’t want to just stop there I want to keep on the same path. Keep on working hard to make my dream a reality and to make my mark in the culinary world. My culinary plans for the future are to one day have my own restaurant and be a successful restaurateur. I would also like to advance on my culinary arts skills; I have a passion and love for fruits and vegetable carving.

Charlton C.
Graduate September 17, 2012

We thank Charlton for sharing this great story with us! Check out more of our student spotlight stories to see why our students chose online training, how they are living their culinary dream and where our students have ended up after completing the online program! If you have a story to share or would like to learn more about our program, please contact us at (855) 696-6602 or

Subscribe to the Escoffier Online Blog and stay up to date with Escoffier Online, industry news and the newest cooking trends!

Recommended Posts