MVCTC culinary arts grad interning at world renowned restaurant


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Brett Barger accepted a three-month unpaid internship working at Per Sé, owned by Chef Thomas Keller in the Time Warner building in New York City.


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ENGLEWOOD — Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Class of 2014 Culinary Arts grad, Brett Barger, accepted a three-month unpaid internship working at Per Sé, owned by Chef Thomas Keller.

The restaurant is located in the Time Warner building in New York City. It is considered by some to be one of the best restaurants in the world.

Brett originally from Northmont completed the MVCTC Culinary Arts program in the spring of 2014 and has continued his education at the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts. He has also interned at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California.

Chef Thomas Keller is a renowned American-born chef with restaurants in Yountville, CA; New York; Las Vegas; and Beverly Hills. According to his website, “He is the first and only American-born chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the prestigious Michelin Guide, as well as the first American male chef to be designated a Chevalier of The French Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France.”

According to the Per Se website, “Per Se opened in 2004, Per Se is Thomas Keller’s acclaimed New York interpretation of The French Laundry in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Designed by Adam D. Tihany, Per Se features a serene and intimate environment with spectacular views of Central Park and Columbus Circle.”

The restaurant is Chef Keller’s second three-Michelin-starred property featuring his daily nine-course tasting menu and a nine-course vegetable tasting menu using classic French technique and the finest quality ingredients available. Per Se is a member of French-based associated Relais & Chateaux, Relais Gourmands, and Traditions & Qualité organizations, recognized for their dedication to maintaining the highest international standards for hospitality and culinary excellence.

For over 40-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

For more information about MVCTC, visit www.mvctc.com or follow MVCTC on Facebook (Facebook.com/MVCTC) or Twitter (Twitter.com/MVCTC).

Brett Barger accepted a three-month unpaid internship working at Per Sé, owned by Chef Thomas Keller in the Time Warner building in New York City.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/01/web1_Brett.jpgBrett Barger accepted a three-month unpaid internship working at Per Sé, owned by Chef Thomas Keller in the Time Warner building in New York City. Photo submitted

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Reach the Miami Valley Career Technology Center at (937) 837-7781.

Reach the Miami Valley Career Technology Center at (937) 837-7781.