Kaitlyn Bishop is a second-year Culinary Arts student who uses her CATEC skills in the real world. The Monticello High School senior practices her culinary skills in the CATEC kitchen and hones these skills at her part-time job. Culinary Arts Executive Chef Christina Rizzo says Bishop is “very dedicated to learning culinary skills and we are very glad she is back for her second year at CATEC.” Working at her aunt’s soul food restaurant, Royalty Eats on Cherry Avenue, Bishop prepares catering orders and performs serving and customer service duties when she is not in school. Upon competition of her Culinary Arts program in May 2022, she intends to enroll in PVCC’s Associate of Applied Sciences Culinary Arts Program. Earning 17 college credits from PVCC through her CATEC Culinary Arts program now will help make this transition seamless. Bishop says she will continue working at Royalty Eats while in college, but hopes to one day open her own bakery. Her favorite thing to bake is red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.