When the popular reality-TV show “Top Chef” recently ended its seventh season, another individual was added to the long roster of students who credit in-part their CTE experience for their success. Kevin Sbraga, a Willingboro, N.J. native who attended Burlington County Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) culinary program in Westampton, according to a SkillsUSA article that featured Sbraga.
Sbraga joined SkillsUSA and participated in a range of competitions, sometimes winning and other times losing. But it is clear from his recent win in Top Chef that he used all of his experiences to drive his passion. He later attended Johnson and Wales University in Miami, and then worked in a range of upscale restaurants, the article said. Since, Sbraga has given back to his CTE community by judging SkillsUSA competitions and performing cooking demonstrations at BCIT.
“[SkillsUSA] has been a great organization for me to be a part of,” Sbraga said in the article. “It’s helped me in different ways.”