Hello, my name is Alex Griffard I’m from Encinitas California and I’m 16 years old. I’ve lived in Arizona since I was 3 and I’ve been in the Peoria school system since I was 6. I started attending Liberty High school in 2015 and first took a culinary class in the spring semester of my freshmen year. Ever since then I’ve really liked the atmosphere and pressure that the kitchen brings. I worked my way up and actually participated in CCAP this past February. Even though I didn’t place as a junior it gave me a lot of experience and insight to what is required from me in the industry. Thank you.