Miguel Contreras

Culinary Student, Rancho Cielo Drummond Academy
“I grew up with a rough childhood and a tough life. Luckily, I was informed of Rancho Cielo. The idea of working with food and learning about the hospitality industry interested me. The Culinary Academy is a positive environment where I can pursue what really makes me happy: cooking and meeting new people when I get to serve the food.”
“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.”