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Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Culinary Graduate Honored for Her Career Success

Trenton, NJ – February 8, 2016: The Mercer County Technical School District’s General Advisory Committee presented Tasha Mabin of Edgewater, Maryland with the 2016 Career Success Award. Mabin, a 2007 graduate of the MCTS Culinary Arts program and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, is currently employed as a District Manager at Compass Group, the world’s leading provider of food and support services.
Since the young age of 14, Tasha has always been a hard worker. In addition to her high school studies and leadership positions with SkillsUSA, Tasha managed to fit in another 30 work hours each week. Now she gives back as a judge in the very same SkillsUSA competitions she participated in as a teen.
Upon graduation from high school, Tasha went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinary Arts Management from the Culinary Institute of America. While in college, Tasha developed an interest in the sport of dodgeball. Tasha was asked to join the Dodgeball Team World Championship in April 2014 where she went on to win two gold medals while playing with the USA Dodgeball Team.
In her position at Compass Group, Tasha is responsible for front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house duties at the Census Bureau in Washington, DC. She creates new menus for the on-site cafeteria with rotating stations that change weekly and she oversees a satellite Au Bon Pain shop. Prior to this position, Tasha worked as a server at VOLT and at Good Stuff Eatery, a popular Washington, DC burger concept.
“Tasha is indeed worthy of this award. I am quite impressed with her success and she’s a wonderful example for others,” says Dr. Walter Brower, Chairperson of the MCTS General Advisory Committee.
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About Mercer County Technical School District

The Mercer County Technical School District offers shared-time and full-time career and technical education programs to all secondary public school districts and non-public schools in Mercer County. Specialized training for adults is also available.