Bryanne Velarde

Culinary Student, Rancho Cielo Drummond Academy
“As I kid, I always enjoyed baking and cooking. It was all I ever wanted to do (even if it was just watching my mom cook). While going through high school, I found myself not really fitting in, but I always felt comfortable cooking and working with food. Thankfully, I was introduced to Rancho Cielo, where we get to create delicious meals and pastries. In my opinion, everyone comes together to eat food and be happy.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”