How did Sam the Cooking Guy end up at Orange Glen High School?
Through an Escondido Chamber connection!
Each month, the Escondido Chamber provides at least a dozen opportunities to connect with other business and community leaders. In May, we invited chamber members to Orange Glen HS for a lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts students. We were all impressed with the student's cooking skills as we devoured steak and chicken tacos, salsa fresca and sparkling Patriot Lemonade.
The conversation centered around how traditional public schools are the best kept secret, and that there is a need for marketing as there are now more choices for education.
That is when chamber member, John Ramirez, Liberty Tax, suggested reaching out to Sam the Cooking Guy to see if he would do a segment with the OGHS Culinary Arts students. The suggestion quickly turned to action as John sent Sam a message, and Sam replied immediately.
Fast forward to May 23...Sam the Cooking Guy went
"Back to School" where he and his camera crew shot footage for an upcoming show which will air later this summer. The show will feature three seniors who have been part of the Culinary Arts program throughout their four years of high school.
And that is how things get done, connections are made and opportunities arise!