Ivory is from Statesville and Harrisburg, NC, and moved to Charlotte to be with family and for more opportunities. Ivory has always enjoyed cooking and loves to eat, so it was a natural fit for her to pursue the culinary field. Ivory has always wanted to attend culinary school, but with two young kids at home, she knew that it had to be a place that was manageable. Since coming to CCSC, she has really appreciated learning new things, such as the basics of recipes. Knowing that you can make something, instead of buying it, can stretch a limited budget even farther. She is most excited to learn more about baking pastries and making food look pretty. Through CCSC’s job placement program, Ivory has already secured a full-time job at the Carmel Country Club. She is currently working with the pool grill, but she’s already arranged to shadow the on-site pastry chef to expand her baking skills. She’s excited about all of the opportunities that CCSC can and already has offered her. Welcome to Class 68, Ivory!