Janessa Rodriguez

Culinary Student, Rancho Cielo Drummond Academy
“Before starting at Rancho Cielo, I was trouble for my family. I struggled to find my way. Now that I attend the Culinary Academy, my life has changed in wonderful ways. I have met many new people. Being in the kitchen has improved my social skills and has motivated me to be a better person. I have grown and I am happy to say that I am getting better and better every day.”
“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.”