B.S. in Culinary Arts Candidate, Graduating March 2018
All the way from a small village called “Majdal Shams” on the borders between Syria, Israel, and Lebanon, Kenan made his way to the states in order to fulfill his dreams. The simple lifestyle of the village, good people, fields of apples and cherries, the smell of fresh bread and toasted coffee beans, his grandmother’s food, and his supportive family …. all are elements that inspired Kenan to chase after his dreams and make them come true, even if he had to move to another part of the world. Kenan started his career at the age of 14 when he had his own bakery back home, and he also got great experience helping out at a hotel owned by his family. His goal now is to define his identity and culture after they went undefined for so many years during the Israeli occupation and political conflicts in that area. Kenan graduated with an A.S. in Culinary Arts in July 2016 and is now pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Walnut Hill College.