Stafford senior accepted into culinary school

September 8, 2018

STAFFORD — The Stafford Culinary Arts Program changed TeKylah’s Simpson life and gave her the opportunity to travel around the world.

Simpson’s studied at Stafford MSD since Middle School and enrolled in Chef Courtney Ralls’ Culinary Arts Program as a sophomore.

Simpson, a Stafford High senior, was recently accepted to the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin.

“Chef Ralls helped me a lot and encouraged my dream of owning my own bakery one day,” Simpson said.

Last March, Simpson traveled to Italy on a Culinary Arts Field Trip, and in March 2019, she will travel with the group to Spain.

“I am the first person in my family to travel outside of the United States,” Simpson said. “I really enjoyed the different foods in Italy, especially the Lasagna.”

Ralls expects to see Simpson continue to succeed as she begins her advanced Culinary Arts training.

“TeKylah is a driven student,” Ralls said.“ She has added significant value to the Culinary Arts Academy at Stafford High School. TeKylah wants to own her own bakery and there is no doubt in my mind that she will fulfill that dream in the future.

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