Morris County Grad Lands Externship at New York City’s Best Italian Restaurant

February 17th, 2020

Nicholas V. Capone

During Career and Technical Education Month in February, the New Jersey Council on County Vocational Technical Schools is highlighting successful graduates of the county’s 21 vocational technical schools.

Nicholas V. Capone is a 2018 graduate of the Academy for Culinary Arts at Morris County Vocational School District. He is continuing his culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America with an expected graduation date of 2021.

During his junior year at MCST, Nicholas competed in Rachel Ray: Cook Your Way To Culinary School Competition. He won the contest, which included a $25,000 scholarship to culinary school.

Nicholas recently completed a 14 week externship at Marea, which was named as New York City’s Best Italian Restaurants in Zagat.

“The education I received at the Morris County School of Technology taught me basic culinary skills that allowed me to build a strong foundation in order to learn more advanced techniques.

“The Board of Education at MCVSD provided the culinary arts academy along with all other academies with any resources and equipment needed to give the finest education to their students. This generosity allowed me to work with essential kitchen equipment like combi ovens and Hobart mixers which are used daily in almost any restaurant.

“On top of the exceptional education, the teachers are extremely attentive to students and encourage them to do their very best. The culinary arts teacher encouraged me to enter the Rachel Ray: Cook Your Way To Culinary School Competition. Winning the contest would not have been possible without the excellent education provided by Morris County School of Technology.”

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