Welcome to Chef Scott's Rancho Web Page!

About Me:
My name is Scott Kim and I am your student's Culinary Arts and Foodservice and Hospitality Careers Instructor for the 2016-17 academic school year.  I am a new Instructor to Rancho, having spent a year's time previously at Saddleback College's Culinary Program as an Instructor and this past school year at Bolsa Grande High School as the Culinary Instructor here in GGUSD.
I am excited to share my 30+ years of Foodservice Industry experience with my students through hands-on, interactive and experiential  culinary curriculum.
 
I am a California Native, born and raised in the Bay Area in Northern California.
I live with my wife and 3 children in Mission Viejo, CA for the last 20 years.
 
My Educational Background:
2007- La Scuola di Gastronomia Superiore, Jesi, Italy, Diploma: Italian Regional Cooking
2014- Certified Master Food Preserver- University of California Extension, Irvine, CA
1988- Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY- A.S. Degree Culinary Arts
1985- University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA  B.A. Degree Psychology
 
Industry Work Experience:
Current:
Skimmer's Panini Grill, Mission Viejo, CA   Founder and Chef Owner--2003 to PRESENT
History:
Mike's Hard Lemonade- Mark Anthony Brands, Vancouver, BC, Canada Western Regional Sales Manager 2000-03
Jim Beam Brands- Fortune Brands- Deerfield, IL Southern California Area Sales Manager 1992-2000
Southern Wine and Spirits- Cerritos, CA  On-Premise Sales Representative 1990-92
Four Seasons Biltmore,Santa Barbara, CA  Restaurant Manager- 1989-1990
Westin Lenox Hotel, Buckhead, GA Room Service Manager 1988-1989
Harrah's Lake Tahoe, CA, Restaurant Manager 1988
In Addition:
Have worked as a Waiter (Server); Bus Boy; Cocktail Server; Bar Back; Bartender; Houseman; Line Cook
 
Interests:
Reading, cookbook collecting, travel, eating out and trying new foods, Search for the perfect Espresso
 
Special Power:
I an conversant in Italian