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Yavar Gharibi graduated from VCC’s Culinary Arts Diploma in 2020, and has been since working in well-known and leading restaurants in Vancouver. He is currently working at the Keg Steakhouse, Ayoub's Dried Fruits & Nuts, and has his own catering company. Yavar is a passionate ambassador of VCC and the Culinary Arts Diploma program. See what Yavar has to say about his experiences while studying at VCC, and as an alumnus in the culinary industry.
What did you like most about VCC?
VCC Culinary’s School opened up a world of experiences to me that changed the way I saw cooking before. By assigning the best Chefs in the industry as instructors, the highest quality tools and equipment and their perfect scheduling and planning, VCC managed to provide an excellent opportunity for me to see "cooking" in a whole new light.
What is the most creative project you've done as a VCC student?
Being creative is one of the most important goals that VCC wants its students to achieve. With the training that was provided for us, we all had the space to explore a high level of creativity with recipes, designing plates and serving our food.
Where I found my strength in being creative was in the presentation of my dishes and how they get served. This has been my main focus since graduating from VCC and I have been able to showcase and promote this work of creativity on social media channels as well.
What inspired you at VCC?
Being a part of a motivated team with the same goals and passions was the most inspiring part of my experience at VCC. As a team, my fellow VCC students and I worked tirelessly, helped each other throughout the program and managed to meet all the deadlines and goals that we had set for ourselves.