Write in your own words, as much or as little as you would like, why you chose OCI, what you are looking forward to most, and what you hope to gain.

I’ve been in retail sales for 7 years, ever since I graduated college. While not a bad job, it’s not my passion and lately I’ve been less and less happy there. What I truly love is baking. Making amazing tasting things that stick in peoples mind long after the last morsel has been devoured. Its how I tell my family that I love them; its what I do for friends to make them feel special. Baking makes me happy. I started looking into different baking schools in the area and found that OCI had the right mix of not being over the top expensive and having a program that solely focused on baking. I am looking forward to learning the science behind baking. I am excited to understand why things come out the way they do, and find answers to all those moments in my kitchen when I thought “there must be a better way to do this”.  I hope to gain the knowledge and experience I need to start a new career path. In the long run, I hope to gain a job that I love, that makes me happy.

Rebekah Hundtoft – starting January 2013

Future OCI Baking and Pastry student Rebekah and her husband